Name details

Gedges Rocks

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108991

Feature type: Reef

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

four rocks rising up to 5m above sea level on W side of Grandidier Channel, SW of Argentine Islands, Graham Coast, were charted by BGLE in February 1936 and named Gedges Reef after The Gedges, a dangerous reef off the mouth of Helford River, Cornwall, England (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400; USHO chart 6653, 1946; BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.10). Arrecifes Gedges (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96). Arrecife Gedges (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.386; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.136). Scogli Gedges (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 7). The feature was recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector in 1969 and renamed Gedges Rocks (APC, 1974, p.4; BA chart 3572, 29.xi.1974). Rocas Gedges, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.136).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 20' 00.0" S
- 65.33333°
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Longitude:
64° 33' 00.0" W
- 64.55000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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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:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Sep-1955

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