Name details

Mount Banck

Banck, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Banck  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107653

Feature type: Mountain

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 to 675m, S of Ferguson Channel, Danco Coast, was charted as an island (separated from the mainland by a narrow channel) by BeAE on 10 February 1898, when a landing was made in the vicinity; named Île Banck probably after a supporter of the expedition (Lec2ointe, map, 1899; Ar towski, 1900, p.129) or Banck Island (Cook, 1900, map p.xx). The feature was misidentified as Mount William (q.v.) (BA chart 1238, viii.1900). Monte Willians [sic] ([Irïzar], 1903, map facing p.4). Île Bank [sic] (Gourdon, 1908, p.89). Monte Guillermo [=mount William] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; [as rejected name] Chile. IHA, 1974, p.145). Bank Island (Ferguson, 1921, p.34). Monte William (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949). Monte Contreras, probably after an Argentine sailor (Islote Contreras, q.v.) (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.333). Monte Laprida, so called by AAE after Francisco Marciso Laprida (1780-1829), Argentine statesman (Argentina. MM chart 129, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p. 467). Following air photography by FIDASE in 1956-57, the mountain was shown to be the main feature of a small peninsula and named Mount Banck (APC, 1960, p.2; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 55' 00.0" S
- 64.91667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 03' 00.0" W
- 63.05000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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