Rocca Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Rocca Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
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:
on N side of Woodfield Channel off S coast of Adelaide Island, were roughly charted as a single rock by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909 and named Rocher Roca [sic] or Rocher Rocca, after M. Rocca, a member of the French community in Punta Arenas at that time (Charcot, 1910, p.25 and 365; 1912, Pl. 1 and 2). Récif Roca (Bongrain, 1914, p.48). Roca Reef (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914). Roca Skjµret (HA chart, 1927). Roca Rock (USHO chart 1132, 1930; BA chart 3175, 7.vii.1933). Isla Roca (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Islote Roca (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949). The feature was surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in October 1948. Rocca Reef (USBGN, 1951, p.44; APC, 1955, p.18; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961). The feature was further charted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector in 1963. Rocas Roca (Chile. DNH chart 1600, 1963; IHA, 1974, p.244). Rocca Islands (APC, 1964, p.4; BA chart 3577, 14.viii.1964; USBGN, 1965, p.104). Islotes Rocca (Argentina. MM chart H-717, 1969; Pierrou, 1970, p.628).
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