Name details

Fort Point

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108878

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

SE point of Greenwich Island, was roughly charted by the early sealers and called Deception Rocks (Davis, 1821-22, 30 March 1821); called Greenwich Point by BAE, 1920-22 (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol. 1, p. 31); re-charted by DI, 1934-35, as an offshore rock and named descriptively Castle Rock (Nelson, 1935; BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p. 7). Point Hardy, incorrectly applied to this feature (Sartorius Point, q.v.) (USHO, 1943, p. 97). Roca Castillo [=castle rock] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.68). Roca Castle, referring to part of this feature (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Punta Hardy, referring to part of this feature (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948; Pierrou, 1970, p.416; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.148). Roca Catle [sic] (Flores Silva, 1952, p.89). Roca Peñón [=crag rock], referring to part of this feature (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.224b; Pierrou, 1970, p.585). Fort Rock (APC, 1955, p.10; BA, 1958, p.51). Hardy Point (USHO, 1956, p.12). Fort (Castle) Rock (BA, 1961, p.229). Fort Point, following air photography by FIDASE in 1956 showing that the feature is not separated from the main island (APC, 1962, p.13; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 32' 35.2" S
- 62.54311°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
59° 34' 30.7" W
- 59.57519°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
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:
31-Aug-1962

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