Name details

Prime Head

Prime Head (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Prime Head  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110711

Feature type: Head

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

N-most point of Trinity Peninsula, was roughly charted by FAE, 1837-40, in February 1838, when the name Cap Siffrey was applied to the point 5 km to the E (Siffrey Point, q.v.). Following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1946, the name Cape Siffrey was erroneously applied to the present feature (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.19). Cabo Siffrey (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951; Pierrou, 1970, p.560; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.260). Mys Sifre (Soviet Union. MM chart, 1961). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, and detailed study of FAE records, Siffrey Point was identified as the feature originally named by FAE, and the present feature was renamed Prime Head in reference to its being the N-most point of the peninsula (APC, 1964, p.4; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Mys Praym (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 13' 00.0" S
- 63.21667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 18' 00.0" W
- 57.30000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
12-Feb-1964

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