Name details

Castor Nunatak

Castor Nunatak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Castor Nunatak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108111

Feature type: Nunatak

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

S-most of the Seal Nunataks (q.v.), Oscar II Coast, rising to c. 155m, was charted by Larsen on 11 December 1893; named Castor-Insel after the sealing ship Castor (Capt. M. Pedersen, Pedersen Nunatak, q.v.), which visited W Graham Land the same season (Petersen, 1895a, p.264). Kastorinsel (Oppermann, 1899, p.313). Île Castor (Gerlache, 1900a, map p.411). Castor (BA chart 1238, iii.1901). The feature was further charted by SwAE on 8 October 1902 and renamed Kastors Nunatak (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Kastor-Nunatak (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1. p.239). Nunatak Kastor (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Caster [sic] Island (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.77). Kastor Nunatok [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.89). Isla Castor (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Nunatak de Castor (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.22). Castor I., Castornunatak (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, Fig. 20, p.56 and p.111). Castor Nunatak (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.7; DOS 610 sheet W 65 68, 1961). Castorøya (Aagaard, 1944, p.106). The nunatak was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in August 1947 and in 1952-56. Roca Castor (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Nunatak Castor (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.69).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 10' 00.0" S
- 65.16667°
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Longitude:
59° 55' 00.0" W
- 59.91667°
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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:
22-Jan-1951

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