Name details

Orne Harbour

Orne Harbour (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Orne Harbour  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110445

Feature type: Harbour

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

SW of Cape Anna, Danco Coast, with Spigot Peak forming SW entrance point, was roughly sketched and photographed by BeAE in January- February 1898 (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5; 1905, Pl.20); further charted by whalers and used as an anchorage from 1912; named by Ferguson, 1913-14, following the usage of the whalers (Ferguson, chart, 1918a; 1921, p.47 and map p.46; APC, 1958, p.6; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). The name probably derives from the Norwegian whaling company A/S Ørnen (which operated in the area), the company's ship Ørnen (Ørnen Rocks, q.v.) or its whale catchers Ørn I, Ørn II, etc. Ørne [sic] could be a Norwegian plural form of ørn [=eagle], thus referring to more than one ship. Because of uncertainty on the derivation, Ferguson's apparently erroneous spelling has been retained. Orne Harbor (USHO, 1943, p.122; USBGN, 1964, p.15). Puerto Orne (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.568). The harbour was recharted by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955 and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 37' 00.0" S
- 64.61667°
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Longitude:
62° 32' 00.0" W
- 62.53333°
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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 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:
4-Sep-1957

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