Mellona Rocks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Mellona Rocks (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
in NW entrance of Nelson Strait, NNE of Newell Point, Robert Island, were roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers and sometimes included under the names Heywood Islands or Powels [sic] Islands (Heywood Island, q.v.); following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, and in association with the names of nineteenth-century sealers in this area, named Mellona Rocks after the British sealing ship Mellona (Capt. T. (?) Johnson, Johnsons Dock, q.v.) from Newcastle, which visited the South Shetland Islands, 1821-22, anchoring at Clothier Harbour and Shirreff Cove and narrowly escaping being wrecked on Desolation Island, 25 March 1822 (APC, 1962, p.21; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Islotes Heywood (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961).
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