Information About

Krenitzin Islands

Quick Facts

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Location

54 ° 10' 0" N,
165 ° 34' 60" W

Region

Aleutians East

Elevation

197 ft (60.05 m)

Uses

Krenitzin Islands in Detail.

About

in Fox Islands., Aleutian Islands., consisting principally of Akutan, Akun, Rootok, Avatanak, Tigalda, Ugamak, and Aiktak Islands.

History

Probably named by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map26), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), for Captain Lieutenant Peter Kuzmich Krenitzin (or Krenitsyn), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), who, with Lieutenant M. D. Levashev, Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), in 1768-69 explored and mapped over 30 islands in the Aleutians. Captain Tebenkov spelled the name "Ostrova Krinitsyna" or "Krinitsyn Islands."