Moltke Nunataks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Moltke Nunataks (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Nunatak
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:
four nunataks running N-S and rising to c. 500m near E end of Filchner Ice Front, Luitpold Coast. One of the nunataks was roughly mapped in c. 78°20'S 35°00'W by GAE, 1911-12, in 1912 and named Moltke Nunatak after Gen. Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von Moltke (1848-1916), Chief of the German General Staff and Secretary of State for Home Affairs, 1906-14 (Wordie, 1921b, p.17; Filchner, 1922, map p.198). Moltke Nunataks (USAAF chart [LR-75], 1943; [correctly positioned] APC, 1962, p.22; DOS 610 sheet W 77 32/34, 1963). Picos Moltke (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Nunatak Moltke, referring to one of the nunataks (Argentina. MM chart N-"P"-1, 1952; Pierrou, 1970, p.525). The nunataks were surveyed by TAE in October 1956. A refuge hut called "Salta" after the Argentine province, was established 4 km W of the nunataks by AAE, 12 November 1957. Nunataki Mol'tke (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Moltke Peninsula (Ronne, 1961, map Frontispiece). Moltke Munatak [sic] (Behrendt, 1962b, map p.2). Nunatak Norte [=north nunatak], probably referring to the N-most nunatak (Pierrou, 1970, p.553). "Refugio Ejército Salta" (Argentina. MM chart 121, 1957). "Refugio Salta" (Pierrou, 1970, p.644).
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