Name details

Mount Percy

Percy, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Percy  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110575

Feature type: Mountain

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 to 765m NW of Haddon Bay, Joinville Island, was roughly mapped by Ross, 30 December 1842, and described as rising to 1125m and "to the northward terminated in two remarkable peaks"; named after Rear Adm. (later Vice-Adm.) The Hon. Josceline Percy, RN (1784-1856), Commander-in-Chief at the Cape of Good Hope, 1841-46 (BA chart 1238, 1844; Ross, 1847a, p.328 and map facing p.329; Donald, 1896, p.634; BA, 1930, p.75; [in 63°16'S 55°32'W] chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; [co-ordinates corrected] APC, 1958, p.6; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962); probably sighted by USEE in 1839 and called Mount Hope, in mistake for Hope Island (q.v.) (Wilkes, 1845; BA, 1930, p.75). Mont Percy (Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, Pl.43). Mount Perci [sic] (Larsen, 1894a, p.131). Percy Berg (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Monte Percy (Faustini, 1904, p.5; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.225). Montaña Percy (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Cerro Hope, Cerro Percy (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.13). Percey [sic] Fj. (HA chart, 1928). Following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November 1953, it was concluded that Ross's twin peaks relate not to the summit, as now defined, but to lower peaks or nunataks in the vicinity. The mountain was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 15' 00.0" S
- 63.25000°
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Longitude:
55° 49' 00.0" W
- 55.81667°
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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 Name:
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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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