Name details

Dumoulin Rocks

Dumoulin Rocks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Dumoulin Rocks  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108588

Feature type: Rock

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 of Tower Island and NE of Kendall Rocks, Palmer Archipelago, were charted with Kendall Rocks as a single feature by Foster in 1829, but incorrectly positioned in 63°14'S 60°04'W; called collectively Kendall Group after Lieut. E.N. Kendall, RN (Kendall Rocks, q.v.) (Foster, 1829; Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a). The same two groups of rocks were charted correctly in relation to Tower Island by FAE, 1837-40, on 4-5 March 1838, and renamed collectively Îles Dumoulin after Clément-Adrien Vincendon-Dumoulin .1170). Îlots Dumoulin (d'Urville, 1841, p.xxxvi). Until at least 1909 Kendall Rocks and Dumoulin Islands were both shown on BA charts in the positions originally assigned to them (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839). Other collective synonyms for the rocks, now recognized as two groups lying close together, are listed under Kendall Rocks (q.v.). The name of Dumoulin was also used in error for Jurien Island (q.v.). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, the name Dumoulin Rocks was restricted to the NE group of rocks ([in 63°26'S 59°48'W] APC, 1960, p.4; [co-ordinates corrected] BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; APC, 1977, p.11). Doumoulin [sic] Rocks (BA, 1967, p.17).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 29' 00.0" S
- 63.48333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
59° 46' 00.0" W
- 59.76667°
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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 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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