Name details

Davey Point

Davey Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Davey Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108434

Feature type: Point

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

N coast of King George Island, SW of Round Point, was charted as an island in 61°56'S 58°29'W by DI in 1934-35 and named Round Island (Nelson and others, chart, 1935c); later shown in 61°57'S 58°17'W (Hill and others, chart, 1937; BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937), thus affecting the relationships of all the other named features in the area (BA, 1948, p.150). Isla Round (Argentina. MM chart 64, 1939). Isla Redonda [translation of English name] (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Roca Redonda (Saavedra Rojas, 1956, map p.28). Air photography by FIDASE in 1956 showed the true nature of the feature, which was renamed Davey Point after Graham John Davey (b. 1934), FIDS assistant surveyor, "Admiralty Bay", 1957-58, who triangulated King George Island and extended this triangulation W-ward to Nelson, Robert and Greenwich islands (APC, 1960, p.3; Hawkes, 1961, map p.3; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Mys Deyvi (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24). Punta Davey (Covacevich C. and Lamperein R., 1970, map p.60). Punta Agnese, so called by AAE after a sailor in the Argentine corvette Uruguay in 1903 (Argentina. MD, 1978, letter A). Dovey Point (Szeliga, chart, 1988)

Named For

Location

Latitude:
61° 58' 01.8" S
- 61.96717°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 31' 38.8" W
- 58.52744°
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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:
23-Sep-1960

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