Name details

Austin Rocks

Austin Rocks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Austin Rocks  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107605

Feature type: Rock

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

rising 32m above sea level, in Bransfield Strait, NW of Trinity Island, were roughly charted by Foster in January-March 1829; named Austin Group (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a) or Austin's Group (Foster, [1829]), after Lieut. Horatio Thomas Austin, RN (1801-65), First Lieutenant in HMS Chanticleer, who first sighted them. Austin Islands (SDUK, map, 1838). Austin Rocks (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3205, 1.iii.1929; APC, 1955, p.4; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Austin Felsen (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Roccie Austin (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Roches Austin (Gerlache, 1902b, p.141). Austin Klippen (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Austin Klipporna (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Islas Rocosas de Austin (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Rocas Agustïn [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Rochers Austin (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Austen ? Rok (Kristinasen, chart, [?1916-17]). The rocks were recharted and their position fixed by DI in February 1927 (Chaplin, 1932, p.301). Austin Öyane (HA chart, 1928). Austin Rock [sic] (Germany. OK chart 1061, 1938). Austin Skjne. (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Rocas Austin (Argentina. MM chart 105, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.176; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.21). Austins (Hardy, 1967, p.397).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 26' 00.0" S
- 63.43333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 03' 00.0" W
- 61.05000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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