Name details

Misnomer Point

Misnomer Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Misnomer Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110173

Feature type: Point

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

E entrance point of Carlota Cove, Robert Island, was charted by DI in 1935 and called in error Cornwall Point (Cornwall Island, q.v.) (BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.7; BA chart 1774, 19.vii.1968). Punta Cornwall (Argentina. MM chart 138, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.268). The point was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956 and recharted by an RN Hydrographic survey Unit from HMS Protector in 1967; renamed Misnomer Point in reference to the previous misnaming (BA, 1972, p.48; APC, 1974, p.5).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 21' 57.3" S
- 62.36592°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
59° 41' 17.1" W
- 59.68808°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
3-Nov-1971

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