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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Dion Islands (GBR) 67° 53' 00.0" S 68° 42' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 108517 Place ID: 3660

off S coast of Adelaide Island, S of Woodfield Channel, including Consort, Courtier, Embassy and Emperor islands, Envoy, Jester and Noble rocks, and Consul and Regent reefs, were charted by FAE, 1908-10, and named Îles de Dion after Albert de Dion, Marquis de Dion (1856-1946), French engineer who developed a high-speed, light oil engine in 1895 and who donated to FAE equipment produced in the de Dion-Bouton works (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Dion Islands (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; APC, 1959a, p.6; USBGN, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3577, 14.viii.1964). Dion Öyane (HA chart, 1927). Dion Island [sic] (USHO chart 1132, 1930). De Dion Islands (USHO, 1943, p.157). Isla [sic] Roca (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Roca Micalvi, presumably referring to this feature after the Chilean tender Micalvi (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). Dion Islets (BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.8). Islotes Dion (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.314; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.103). The islands were surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49, when an emperor penguin colony was discovered on Emperor Island (q.v.). The islands and rocks in the group are named after members of an emperor's court. Îlots Dion (France. SHM, 1954, p.49). De Dion Islets (USBGN, 1956, p.103). Ostrova Dion (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Islas Dion (Chile. IGM map 13, 1966). In 1967 the islands were designated SPA No. 8 under the Antarctic Treaty (FO, 1967, p.5-6).

Dion Islands (USA) 67° 52' 00.0" S 68° 43' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 124371 Place ID: 3660

Group of small islands and rocks lying in the N part of Marguerite Bay, 6 mi SW of Cape Alexandra, Adelaide Island. Discovered by the FrAE, 1908-10, and named by Charcot for the Marquis de Dion, who donated three motor sledges and whose De Dion-Bouton works produced equipment for the expedition.

Dion, islotes (ARG) 67° 53' 00.0" S 68° 45' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 100702 Place ID: 3660

Dion, Islotes (CHL) 67° 56' 00.0" S 68° 47' 00.0" W Island
Name ID: 105449 Place ID: 3660

Descubiertos por la Expedición Antártica Francesa al mando del Dr. Jean B. Charcot, 1908-1910, denominados en honor del marqués de Dion, quien colaboró en la preparación de equipos mecánicos y donó tres trineos automóviles para la expedición. Islotes situados a 7 millas al SSW del cabo Alexandra. El grupo se compone de 5 ó 6 islotes bajos, libres de nieve en verano, son difíciles de identificar debido a los témpanos que varan en sus inmediaciones, el de más al N es de mayor tamaño, alcanza una altura de 50 metros.

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