Name details

Mount Guernsey

Guernsey, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Guernsey  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109135

Feature type: Mountain

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

rising to 1250m between Wordie Ice Shelf and Mount Edgell, Fallières Coast, was sighted by FAE, 1908-10, from a position near the centre of the entrance of Marguerite Bay, 16 January 1909. From this distance the feature appeared as an island and was called IÎle Guernesey [sic] after the island of Guernsey, Channel Islands (Charcot, [1911b], p.104; Bongrain, 1914, Vue 42), but the position of the feature was later incorrectly shown by Charcot (1912, Pl.1 and 2). On 21 January 1909, a peak in Douglas Range (q.v.), seen from a point SE of Jenny Island, was mis-identified as the same feature (Charcot, [1911b], p.116; Bongrain, 1914, Vue 39) and thus the name IÎle Guernesey came to be plotted too far to the NW. Guernsey Öya (HA chart, 1927). Guernsey Island (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374). The feature was photographed from the air and surveyed from the ground by BGLE in August-September 1936, when it was found to be a mountain on the mainland (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); called White Cross Mountain by USAS in 1940 because of its appearance when seen from the air (USHO, 1943, p.164); resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948 and named Mount Guernsey (APC, 1955, p.11; USHO chart 6639, 1955; BA, 1956, p.81; chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963). Gora Gernsi (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Monte Guernsey (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.201; IHA, 1974, p.144).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 20' 00.0" S
- 69.33333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 14' 00.0" W
- 68.23333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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