Name details

Napier Rock

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110297

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

rising 5m above sea level SE of Point Thomas, Admiralty Bay, King George Island. Following a sketch survey by an RN Hydrographic Unit from John Biscoe, 1951-52, a rock reported in 62°10'S 58°26'W was named after Ronald Gordon Napier (1925-56), FIDS general assistant, Signy, 1955, and Base Leader, "Admiralty Bay", 1955-56, until he was drowned in a boat accident, 24 March 1956 (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Following a helicopter flight over the area by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Endurance, 11 January 1969, it was concluded that no rock existed in the reported position and the name was transferred to the present feature, situated 1km to the WSW (BA, 1970, p.41; APC, 1975, p.4).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 10' 00.9" S
- 62.16692°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 26' 22.7" W
- 58.43964°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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