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Kendall Rocks

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109598

Feature type: Rock


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-shore N of Tower Island, Palmer Archipelago, were charted with Dumoulin Rocks (q.v.) as a single feature by Foster in 1829 but, because the rocks were observed from one station only and their distance was estimated, were incorrectly positioned; named collectively Kendall Group (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a) or Kendall's Group (Foster, [1829]; Foster and Kendall, chart, [1829b]) after Lieut. Edward Nicholas Kendall, RN (1800-45), Second Lieutenant and assistant surveyor in HMS Chanticleer, who was responsible for the hydrographic reports of the expedition and a description of Deception Island; surveyor, British expedition to Arctic Canada, 1825-27 (Capt. J. Franklin, RN). The same two groups of rocks were charted correctly in relation to Tower Island by FAE, 1837-40, on 4-5 March 1838, and renamed IÎles Dumoulin after C.-A. V.-Dumoulin (Dumoulin Islands, q.v.) (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). The following synonyms refer to the rocks in Foster's incorrect 1829 position. Kendal [sic] Islands (SDUK, map, 1838). Kendall Rocks (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839). Kendall Felsen (Friederichsen 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Kendall Insel (Stefan, 1900, map facing p.532). Kendall (Lecointe, 1902, p.140). Roccie Kendall (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Roches Kendall (Gerlache, 1902b, p.141). Kendall Klippen (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Kendall Klipporna (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Islas Rocosas de Rendall [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Rocas Kendall (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Rochers Kendall (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). The following synonyms refer to both groups of rocks in the FAE 1838 position. Dumoulin Islands (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839). IÎlots Dumoulin (d'Urville, 1842, p.159-60). Islas Dumoulin (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Dumoulin Inseln (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Until at least 1909 Kendall Rocks and Dumoulin Islands were both shown on BA charts in the positions originally assigned to them, but Birch (chart, 1911) deleted the former as non-existent. The following synonyms also refer to both groups of rocks in the FAE 1838 position. IÎle Dumoulin (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Kendall Rocks (Wilson, chart, 1917; BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.13). Kendal [sic] Rocks (ICRD, 1920, p.42). Kendad [sic] Rocks (BA chart 3175, Kendall Öyane (HA chart, 1928). Rocas Kendall (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.457; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.170). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, the name Kendall Rocks was restricted to the SW group of rocks, the name Dumoulin Rocks (q.v.) being applied to the NE group (APC, 1960, p.5; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Kendads [sic] (Hardy, 1967, p.396).

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63° 30' 00.0" S
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59° 49' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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