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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Bransfield Island (RUS) 63° 10' 00.0" S 56° 37' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 117216 Place ID: 1760

Bransfield Island (GBR) 63° 11' 00.0" S 56° 38' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 107928 Place ID: 1760

E entrance of Antarctic Sound, separated from d'Urville Island by Burden Passage. The N coast was roughly charted by Bransfield in January-February 1820 (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]). The name Point Bransfield was given by Ross on 30 December 1842 to what he described as "the low western termination of the land" (Joinville Island, at that time thought to be joined to Dundee Island and d'Urville Island), after Edward Bransfield, Master, RN (Bransfield Strait, q.v.) (Ross, 1847a, p.329). Bransfield Point (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921), Bransfield P. (HA chart, 1928), Brandsfield [sic] Point (France. SHM, 1937, p.402), Punta Bransfield (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947), all shown as W extremity of d'Urville Island, with the much smaller island not charted. Following survey by FIDS from Trepassey in January 1947, this W extremity was shown to be an island and named Bransfield Island (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.6; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). Isla Bransfield (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951; Pierrou, 1970, p.214; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.53). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from Hope Bay , 1960-62. Ostrov Bransfild (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Bransfield Island (USA) 63° 11' 00.0" S 56° 36' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 122869 Place ID: 1760

Island nearly 5 mi long, lying 3 mi SW of D'Urville Island off the NE end of Antarctic Peninsula. The name Point Bransfield, after Edward Bransfield, Master, RN, was given in 1842 by a British expedition under Ross to the low western termination of what is now the Joinville Island group. A 1947 survey by the FIDS determined that this western termination is a separate island.

Bransfield, isla (ARG) 63° 11' 00.0" S 56° 36' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 100339 Place ID: 1760

Bransfield, Isla (CHL) 63° 12' 00.0" S 56° 41' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 105228 Place ID: 1760

La Expedición Británica de 1839-1843, al mando del capitán de navío James Clark Ross, RN, en el año 1842 le dio el nombre punta Bransfield, el que corresponde al apellido del maestre Edward Bransfield, RN, al extremo W de lo que ahora son las islas Joinville. En 1947, el FIDS determinó que ese extremo W era una isla separada, a la cual se le dio el nombre isla Bransfield, dejando el nombre punta Bransfield para el extremo W de la isla D'Urville, a 9 millas al NNE. Isla casi circular, de 3,5 millas de diámetro, situada directamente al SW de la isla D'Urville, entre esta última y el extremo NE de la península Luis Felipe.

Exiles Nunataks (AUS) 69° 57' 00.0" S 158° 00' 00.0" E Nunatak
Name ID: 1760 Place ID: 4406

A cluster of small nunataks near the head of the Matusevich Glacier in Oates Land. Named by the New Zealand Geological and Survey Antarctic Expedition (1963-64) because of their isolated location.

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