Sail Rock (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Sail Rock (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Rock
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:
rising 28m above sea level WSW of Deception Island, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers and so named because, seen from a distance, it was said to resemble a ship under sail (Davis, 1821-22, 20 October 1821; Powell, chart, 1822a; Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.18; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Steeple Rock, Steeple Felsen, Thurm Felsen [=steeple rocks] (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132; 1827, third end map). The rock was further charted by Foster in 1829. Steeple or Sail Rock (Powell, chart, 1831). Roccia Sail, Roche Sail (Gerlache, 1902a, end map; 1902b, p.141). Sailrock (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, end map). Sail Rocher (Charcoat, 1912, Pl.1). The rock was recharted by DI in 1927 (Chaplin, 1932, p.301). Sail Ö (HA chart, 1928). Seileren [translation of English name] (Isachsen, 1934, p.135). Sail Rocks [sic] (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Sail Skj. (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Roca Vela [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.709; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.292). Roca Sail (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Rocher Voile [translation of English name] (France. SHM chart 5452, 1951).
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