Name details

Pitt Point

Pitt Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Pitt Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110645

Feature type: Point

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

S of Victory Glacier, Trinity Pensiula, on Prince Gustav Channel, was sighted by SwAE in 1903; following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in August 1945, named after Capt. Keith Allan John Pitt (b. 1911), Master of the Falkland Islands Company ship Fitzroy, 1940-46, who assisted in establishing FIDS stations, 1944-46 (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.17; BA, 1965, p.13; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Punta Pitt (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951; IHA, 1974, p.228). The point was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1959-60. An Argentine refuge hut was established on the point, 18 September 1964, and called "Sargento Cabral" after Sgto Cabral, of the Argentine Army (Glaciar Sargento Cabral q.v.). "Sorkhento-Kabral" (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 51' 00.0" S
- 63.85000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 23' 00.0" W
- 58.38333°
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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 Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
21-Nov-1949

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