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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Torgersen Island (GBR) 64° 46' 00.0" S 64° 05' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 111620 Place ID: 14823

in entrance of Arthur Harbour, Anvers Island, W of "Palmer Station", was surveyed by FIDS in 1955 and named Torgersen Islet after Torstein Torgersen (b. 1918), First Mate in Norsel (Norsel Point, q.v.), 1954-55, who was the first to enter Arthur Harbour, 28 February 1955, preceding the ship by sounding boat (APC, 1958, p.7; BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Torgersen Island (APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960; DOS 210 Arthur Harbour sheet, 1963; BA chart 3213, 22.ix.1967). Isla Torgersen (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.168; IHA, 1974, p.278). Islote Torgesen [sic], as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.278).

Torgersen Island (USA) 64° 46' 00.0" S 64° 05' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 132792 Place ID: 14823

Small rocky island lying just E of Litchfield Island in the entrance to Arthur Harbor, off the SW coast of Anvers Island in the Palmer Archipelago. Surveyed by the FIDS in 1955. Named by the UK-APC for Torstein Torgersen, first mate of the Harbor in late February 1955, preceding the Norsel in one of the ship's boats and making soundings.

Torgersen, Isla (CHL) 64° 46' 00.0" S 64° 05' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 106368 Place ID: 14823

Está situada cerca de la costa S de la isla Anvers, entre las puntas Bonaparte y Norsel, completando por el SW el marco de la ensenada que forma bahía Arthur.

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