Name details

Besnard Point

Besnard Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Besnard Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107784

Feature type: Point

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

SE side of Port Lockroy (q.v.), Wiencke Island, Danco Coast, was charted by FAE, 1903-05, and named Pointe Besnard after A. Besnard, a seaman in the expedition ship Fran ais (Charcot, 1906b, p.471; 1912, Pl. 1). Besnard Pynten (HA chart, 1927). The point was recharted by DI in 1927. Besnard Point (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.5; BA chart 3213, 25.iv.1952). Point Besnard (BA, 1930, p.83). Punta Besnard (Chile. DNH chart 510, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.45). Punta Besnard (Argentina. AA, 1991, p. 7)

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 49' 33.0" S
- 64.82583°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 28' 59.0" W
- 63.48306°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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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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