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Moreno Rock

Moreno Rock (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Moreno Rock  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110229

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.

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rising 50 m above sea level between Cape Herschel and Two Hummock Island, Danco Coast, was roughly charted by BeAE on 24 January 1898, when a landing was made; named Île Moreno after F. P. Moreno (Moreno Point, q.v.) (Lecointe, map, 1899; 1900a, map facing p.132). Moreno Island (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; BA chart 3205, Isla Morenas (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Moreno-Insel (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.86). The name of Moreno was applied in error to Diamonen Island (q.v.). The rock was sketched by BAE, 1920-22 (Bagshawe, 1921-22c, p.B.41-42). Little Dimonen [sic] Island, so called by Capt. Skidsmo of the whaling ship Graham in 1921-22 (Bagshawe, 1921-22b, Vol. 2, p.38). Small Diamond Island (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol. 6, p.154). The name of Moreno was also applied in error to a small island NNE of Cape Herschel (Isla Moreno, q.v.). The rock was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Islote Pastore, so called by AAE after Capt. (F) Juan B. Pastore, of the Argentine Navy (Argentina. MM chart 128, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.578). Islote Pastores [sic] (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.115). The present feature and Diamonen Island were correctly identified from comparison of BeAE and BA, 1920-22, records with the air photographs. Moreno Rock (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Islote Vío, so called by CAE after Claudio Vío, an officer in the Chilean Navy who took part in AAE, 1943, in the transport ship Primero de Mayo (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961; IHA, 1974, p.294).

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64° 05' 00.0" S
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61° 22' 00.0" W
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