Name details

Mount Bransfield

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107930

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 760m at NE end of Trinity Peninsula, was roughly mapped by Edward Bransfield, Master, RN (Bransfield Strait, q.v.) in January-February 1820 (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]); further mapped by FAE, 1837-40, and named Mont Bransfield on 27 February 1838 after its discoverer (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Mount Bransfield (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; APC, 1955, p.6; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Mount Hope (Hope Island, q.v.), referring to "the eastern point of Palmer's Land [=Trinity Peninsula]" in position 63ø25'S 57ø55'W (Wilkes, 1845, Vol. 1, p.136; Balch, 1904, map facing p.81). Monte Bransfield (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Pierrou, 1970, p.215; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.53). Bransfield-Berg (Nordenskj"ld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.60). Cerro Bransfield (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.13). Bransfield Fj. (HA chart, 1928). Bransfieldfjellet (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Mount Hope (Mount Bransfield) (USHO, 1943, p.109). The mountain was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 17' 00.0" S
- 63.28333°
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Longitude:
57° 06' 00.0" W
- 57.10000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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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

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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