Name details

Croker Passage

Croker Passage (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Croker Passage  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108354

Feature type: Passage

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

between Liège Island and Hoseason Island to W and Christiania Islands and Two Hummock Island to E, Palmer Archipelago. The N entrance was roughly charted by Foster in 1829 and named Croker Inlet or Croker's Inlet after John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), Secretary to the Admiralty at that time (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; 1829b). Following air photography by FIDASEin 1956-57, the name Croker Passage was applied to the whole feature (APC, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961; [incorrectly shown between Liège Island and Two Hummock Island only] BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974). Paso Cordovez, referring to the N approaches, after Capt. (N) E. Cordovez Madariaga (Lobodon Island, q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951). Paso Comandante Cordovez, as rejected name (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.80).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 58' 00.0" S
- 63.96667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 41' 00.0" W
- 61.68333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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:
23-Sep-1960

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