Somerville Island facts for kids
Location in Antarctica
|Coordinates||65°22′S 64°19′W / 65.367°S 64.317°W|
|Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System|
Somerville Island is a small island 7.4 kilometres (4 nmi) southwest of Berthelot Islands and 4.6 kilometres (2.5 nmi) northwest of Darboux Island, in the Wilhelm Archipelago, off the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula in Antarctica. Discovered by the French Antarctic Expedition, 1908–1910, under Charcot, and named by him for Crichton Somerville, a resident of Oslo, Norway, who selected and supervised the making of much of the polar clothing and equipment used by the expedition.
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