Fitzroy Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Fitzroy Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
E entrance point of Fliess Bay, NE Joinville Island, was roughly mapped by Ross, 30 December 1842, and named Cape Fitzroy after Capt. (later Vice-Adm.) Robert Fitzroy, RN (1805-65), English hydrographer and meteorologist, who commanded HMS Beagle (Beagle Island, q.v.) on her voyage round the world, 1831-36 (Ross, 1847a, p.329 and map facing p. 329; BA chart 1238, x.1893; 3175, 1.iii.1940). Cap Fitzroy (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Kap Fitzroy (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Cabo Fitzroy (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Cabo Fitz Roy (Jalour, [1907a], p.14; Pierrou, 1970, p.364; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.251). Cabo Fitzroi (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Kapp Fitz Roy (HA chart, 1928). Cape Fitsroy [sic] (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p. 374). Cape Fitz Roy (BA chart 3205, 1945). The feature was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1953. Fitzroy Point (APC, 1955, p.10; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973).
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