South Sandwich Islands
Location of Visokoi Island
|Archipelago||South Sandwich Islands|
|Length||7.2 km (4.47 mi)|
|Width||4.8 km (2.98 mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,005 m (3,297 ft)|
|Highest point||Mount Hodson|
Visokoi Island is an uninhabited island in the Traversay Islands group of the South Sandwich Islands. It was discovered in 1819 by a Russian expedition under Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, who named the island Visokoi ("high") because of its conspicuous height.
The island is 7.2 km (4.5 miles) long and 4.8 km (3.0 miles) wide, capped by Mount Hodson, a volcanic peak (1,005 metres or 3,297 feet). The peak is named after Sir Arnold Weinholt Hodson, a governor of the Falkland Islands.
The island's eastern tip, Irving Point, is named for the commander of a British exploratory and mapping expedition, John J. Irving. Northwest of Irving Point lie Shamrock Hill and Saddle Bluff, ( ), named by Discovery Investigations personnel on the Discovery II following their survey in 1930.
- LeMasurier, W. E.; Thomson, J. W., eds. (1990). Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. American Geophysical Union. ISBN 0-87590-172-7.
- Hodson Volcano
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