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Johnsons Dock

Johnsons Dock (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Johnsons Dock  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109540

Feature type: Cove


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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cove on E side of South Bay, Livingston Island, was charted by Fildes, 1820-22, and named Johnsons Dock (Fildes, 1821b, chart [3]; Powell, chart, 1822a; BA, 1954, p.29; APC, 1959a, p.8; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). The name was probably after Thomas Jonson [sic], RN, one of the signatories of the report, dated 23 February 1821, on the wreck of Fildes' brig Cora in Blythe Bay (q.v.) (Fildes, 1820-21), or after Capt. Thomas (?) Johnson, Master of the brig Mellona (Mellona Rocks, q.v.), who visited the South Shetland Islands, 1821-22 (Fildes, 1821a) - possibly one and the same man. Johnson's Dock (Fildes, 1821c; Powell, 1822b, p.11; BA, 1916, p.394). Jonson's Dock (Fildes, 1821c). Johnson Bason [sic], Johnsons Bason (Davis, 1821-22, 11 December 1821). Johnson Harbour (Pendleton, 1821-23, 9 January 1822). Johnson Dock (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). The feature was independently called Jones's Basin by Weddell in 1820-23 (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Jones Bucht (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Johnson's Harbour, reported probably incorrectly as after Capt. Robert Johnson (d. 1824), Master of the sealing ship Jane Maria of New York, 1820-21, and of the schooner Wasp of New York, 1821-22, who visited the South Shetland Islands in those years (Morrell, 1832, p.xxiii). Johnson' Dock (France. SHM, 1937, p.395). Jones Basin, referring to Weddell's name (Hobbs, 1939a, p.41). Fondeadero Johnson (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Caleta Johnson (Argentina. MM chart PI, 1954). The feature was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59. Fondeadero Johnsons (Argentina. MM chart 139, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.449). Dársena Johnson (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.112; IHA, 1974, p.165). Johnson's Rock, in error (BA, 1974, p.169).

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62° 39' 37.4" S
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60° 22' 03.0" W
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Not recorded
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