Name details

Circumcision, Port

Circumcision, Port (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Circumcision, Port  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108208

Feature type: Anchorage

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 Petermann Island, Graham Coast, was charted by FAE, 1908-10, on 1 January 1909 (Feast of the Circumcision); named Port Circoncision (Charcot, 1910, map facing p.152; BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; USBGN, 1956, p.85) and used as winter quarters, January-November 1909. Port Circumcision (Charcot, [1911b], p.67; BA, 1948, p.200-01; APC, 1955, p.7; USBGN, 1960, p.2). Puerto Circuncisión (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.289; Pierrou, 1970, p.248). "Refugio Groussac", named after Paul Groussac (1848-1902), French radical writer on Argentina, was established here by AAE, 8 February 1955 (Thomas, 1957a, p.523; Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.143; Pierrou, 1970, p.404). Caleta Circuncisión (Argentina. MM, 1959a, p.230). Puerto Circoncisión (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.77). "Refugio Naval Groussac" (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 11' 00.0" S
- 65.18333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 09' 00.0" W
- 64.15000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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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:
8-Sep-1953

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