Name details

Pig Rock

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110622

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 65m above sea level E of Duthoit Point, Nelson Island, was known to sealers in the area from 1821, when the name Post Office Rock was apparently applied to it (Sherratt, 1821, map facing col. 1215-16); charted by DI, 1934-35, and named Pig Rock (Nelson and others, chart, 1935b; BA, 1942, p.41; chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; [in 62°18'S 58°48'W] APC, 1955, p.17; [co-ordinates corrected] APC, 1962, p.25; BA chart 1776, 19.vii.1968). Roca Pig (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949). Roca Chanchito [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.209). Rocas Chanchito, including smaller rocks in the vicinity (Argentina. MM chart CHI, 1954; Pierrou, 1970, p.281). Rocas Chancito [sic] (Argentina. MM chart MU-II, 1954). Rocas Chanchitos (Argentina. MM, 1959a, p.50). Rocas Pig (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.82; IHA, 1974, p.226).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 18' 30.2" S
- 62.30839°
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Longitude:
58° 47' 33.7" W
- 58.79269°
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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:
8-Sep-1953

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