King Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
King Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
NW entrance point of Ambush Bay, Joinville Island, was roughly charted by Ross, 30 December 1842, and named Cape King after Capt. (later Rear-Adm.) Philip Parker King, RN (1793-1856), naval surveyor who made notable improvements to the charts of Australia and South America (Ross, 1847a, p.329; USHO chart 1132, 1894; BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901; [shown in 63°04'S 55°45'W] 3205, 2.ix.1938). Cap King (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Kap King (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Cabo King (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; [incorrectly recorded as named after Sgto Mayor Santiago King, of the Argentine Navy] Pierrou, 1970, p.458). Kapp King (HA chart, 1928). Cabo Rey [=cape king] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.240). Following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1953, the feature was renamed King Point (APC, 1958, p.5; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962).
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