Name details

Fildes Point

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108797

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

on N side of Neptunes Bellows forming SE entrance point of Whalers Bay, Deception Island, was charted and named by Fildes (Fildes Strait, q.v.) in 1820-21 (Fildes, 1821c; USAAF chart [LR-74), 1942; BA chart 3205, 1945; APC, 1955, p.10; DOS 310 Deception Island sheet, 1960); recharted by DI in 1931 and 1935. Punta Fildes (Argentina. MM chart 100, 1944; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.124). The point was further charted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit, 1948-49. Punta Balcarce, so called by AAE after Gen. Juan Ramón Balcarce (1774-1836), Argentine patriot who took part in the War of Independence (Argentina. MM chart 100, 1953; Pierrou, 1970, p.185). Pointe Fildes (France. SHM, 1954, p.46).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 59' 28.8" S
- 62.99133°
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Longitude:
60° 33' 31.7" W
- 60.55881°
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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:
8-Sep-1953

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