Name details

Mellona Rocks

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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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110106

Feature type: Rock

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

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).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 17' 49.3" S
- 62.29703°
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Longitude:
59° 29' 43.6" W
- 59.49544°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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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-Aug-1962

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