Name details

Briggs Peninsula

Briggs Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Briggs Peninsula  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107954

Feature type: Peninsula

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

W side of Inverleith Harbour, Parker Peninsula, Anvers Island, was charted by DI in 1927 when the name Briggs Point was applied to the N end of this feature, after Alfred Charles Briggs (1905-88), Able Seaman, RN, in Discovery, 1925-27, and in DI survey party, South Georgia, 1928-30; in Discovery II, 1931-33, 1933-35 and (as Second Engineer) 1937-39; with Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, 1939-65 (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.6). Punta Briggs (Chile. DNH chart 510, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.217; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.55). Following air photography by FIDASE in 1956-57, the name Briggs Peninsula was applied to the whole feature (APC, 1959a, p.4; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). [Briggs Glacier and Briggs Point, South Georgia, are also named after A.C. Briggs (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.24).] PenĂ­nsula Briggs (Argentina. AA, 1991, p. 9)

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 32' 00.0" S
- 64.53333°
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Longitude:
63° 02' 00.0" W
- 63.03333°
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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 Identifier:
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:
7-Jul-1959

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