Andersson Island facts for kids
Andersson Island (labelled 9) amongst the island chain off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula
|Archipelago||Joinville Island group|
|Adjacent bodies of water||Hope Bay|
|Length||1.9 km (1.18 mi)|
|Highest elevation||435 m (1,427 ft)|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
The island was originally named Uruguay Island by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901-04, under Otto Nordenskjöld, after the Argentine ship Uruguay which participated in the rescue of the ship-wrecked Swedish Antarctic Expedition in 1903. It was ultimately renamed Andersson Island on November 21, 1949. It was named for Dr. Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874-1960), a Swedish geologist who had served on the Swedish Antarctic Expedition. The renaming was necessary to avoid confusion with Uruguay Island, located off the Graham Coast.
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