Name details

Sheppard Point

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111151

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

N entrance point of Hope Bay, Trinity Peninsula, was surveyed by SwAE in 1903; re-surveyed in 1945 and named after Capt. Robert Carl Sheppard (1897-1954), of St John's, Newfoundland, Master of the charter ship Eagle (Eagle Cove, q.v.), 1944-45, on Operation "Tabarin", who in February 1945 landed the party to establish "Hope Bay"; Master of Trepassey (Trepassey Bay, q.v.) on charter to FIDS, 1945-46 (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.19; DOS 310 Hope Bay sheet, 1961). Punta Sheppard ([incorrectly referring to an unnamed point in 63°24'S 57°02'W] Argentina. MM, 1953, lower view p.314a; [correctly indicated] p.310; Pierrou, 1970, p.658; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.258). The point was further surveyed by FIDS in January 1955.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 23' 00.0" S
- 63.38333°
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Longitude:
56° 58' 00.0" W
- 56.96667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
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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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