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Français Rocks

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108904

Feature type: Head


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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off NE coast of d'Urville Island. This coast was roughly charted by FAE, 1837-40, in 1838, when the name Pointe des Français [=point of the French] was applied to the NE-most point of the island which at that time was believed to be continuous with Joinville Island (q.v.) (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170; Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Punta de los Franceses (Spain. DNH chart 458, 1861). Français Point (BA chart 1238, x.1893). Cap Français (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Kap Française (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, second end map). Capo François [sic] (Faustini, 1904, p.4). Cabo Française [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Cape Française (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316). Française Point (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.414). Punta Français (Irízar, [1907], p.65; Pierrou, 1970, p.374). Cabo Francés (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Français P. (HA chart, 1928). Surveys by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47, resulted in a shift of the coastline in this area by c. 15km to WSW. Punta Francés (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.129). The coastline was further surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1952-54, and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Capo Français (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 12-13). Cabo King, in error (King Point, q.v.) (Argentina. IGM map 3737, 1958). Following publication of an accurate map of the area (BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973), the name Français Rocks was applied to the present feature (APC, 1980, p.3).

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63° 02' 00.0" S
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56° 00' 00.0" W
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