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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Coronación, isla (ARG) 60° 37' 00.0" S 45° 30' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 100569 Place ID: 3006

Coronation Island (RUS) 60° 37' 00.0" S 45° 35' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 117543 Place ID: 3006

Coronation Island (GBR) 60° 38' 00.0" S 45° 35' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 108316 Place ID: 3006

the largest of the South Orkney Islands (q.v.), was discovered and partly charted on 6 December 1821 by Powell, who landed (near Spine Island, q.v.), took possession of the island in the name of King George IV and named it Coronation Isle as the first land discovered since the coronation of our most gracious sovereign [on 19 July 1821] (Powell, 1822b, p.8; chart, 1822a); independently rediscovered by Weddell in 1822, charted by him in January 1823 and renamed Pomona or Mainland, after the main island of the Orkney Islands, Scotland (Weddell, 1825a, p.20-26 and map facing p.25). Coronation Island (Powell, 1824a, p.103; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 1775, 17.viii.1934; APC, 1955, p.7; DOS 510 South Orkney Islands, West Sheet, 1963). Île Coronation (Powell, 1824a, map facing p. 5). Pomona (Weddell, 1827, second end map). Powell Island (q.v.), in error (SDUK, map, 1838). Coronation Insel (Neumayer, 1872a, Tafel 2). Pomona or Coronation Island (USHO, 1894, p.437). Coronation Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 2, end map). Isla de la Coronation (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map). Coronation Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p. 88). Isla Coronación (Riso Patron S., 1908, p. 11; Pierrou, 1970, p. 268). The island was further charted by S rlle and Borge in 1912-13 (Sørlle, chart, 1912; Sørlle and Borge, chart, 1913). Kroningseiland [translation of English name] (Shackleton, [1921], end map). Coronation Öya (S rlle, chart, [1930]). The island was recharted by DI in January 1933 (Marr, 1935, p. 329-30). Coronation (France. SHM, 1937, p. 389). Isla Coronation (Justo, 1947). Mainland, Pomona Island, as rejected names (USBGN, 1947, p.149). Ostrov Koroneyshen (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). The island was surveyed by FIDS from Signy, 1956-58. Isola Coronation (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). The area bounded by Foul Point and Conception Point on the N coast of the island was designated SPA No. 18 under the Antarctic Treaty (SPRI, 1986, p. 247), redesignated as ASPA No.114 in 2002. [For details of occupation see Sandefjord Bay.]

Coronation Island (USA) 60° 37' 00.0" S 45° 35' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 123836 Place ID: 3006

The largest of the South Orkney Islands, 25 mi long and from 3 to 8 mi wide. The island extends in a general E-W direction, is mainly ice covered and comprises numerous bays, glaciers and peaks, the highest rising to 1,265 meters. Discovered in December 1821, in the course of the joint cruise by Capt. Nathaniel Palmer, an American sealer, and Capt. George Powell, a British sealer. Named by Powell in honor of the coronation of George IV, who had become King of Great Britain in 1820.

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