Skontorp Cove (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Skontorp Cove (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cove
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
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between Coughtrey Peninsula and Garzón Point, S of Paradise Harbour, Danco Coast, was roughly charted by BeAE in February 1898 (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5); further charted by the whalers operating in the area from 1913 and used as an anchorage for Messrs Salvesen's whaling factory ships from Leith, Scotland, for several seasons; named Skontorp Harbour after Edvard Skontorp (b. 1885), Norwegian whale gunner with Messrs Salvesen at the time and with Tønsberg Hvalfangeri, Husvik, South Georgia, 1919-22 (Ferguson, chart, 1918a). Skontorp Cove (Ferguson, 1921, p.49; APC, 1960, p.7; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961). Skontrop [sic] Cove (USHO, 1943, p.125). Caleta Skontrop [sic] (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; [referring in error to Caleta Nancy (q.v.)] Chile. DNH chart 511, 1951). The cove was recharted by AAE, 1949-50. Caleta Skontorp (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1952; Pierrou, 1970, p.662; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.262). Caleta Oscar, in error (Oscar Cove, q.v.) (Argentina. MM chart 106a, 1954). The cove was photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Danco Island", 1956-57. Skontorp (Skontrop) Cove (USHO, 1961, p.152a). [Skontorp Rock, South Georgia, is also named after E. Skontorp (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.81).]
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