Name details

Castle Rock

Castle Rock (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Castle Rock  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108110

Feature type: Building

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 175m off W coast of Snow Island, was roughly charted by Palmer and others, and named descriptively (Palmer, 1820-21, 12 November 1820; Powell, chart, 1822a; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.7; BA chart 3205, 23.xi. 1962). Roche Castle (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Gibraltar Rock (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Gibraltar Felsen (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Roca Castle (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Roche Castel [ sic] (Lecointe, 1904, p.139). Castle Skj. (HA chart, 1928). The rock was recharted by DI in 1933-35. Gibralter [sic] Rock (Hobbs, 1939a, p.40). Roca Castillo (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.244; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.69).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 47' 18.9" S
- 62.78858°
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Longitude:
61° 34' 52.9" W
- 61.58136°
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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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