Name details

Skontorp Cove

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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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111212

Feature type: Cove

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

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).]

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 54' 00.0" S
- 64.90000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 51' 00.0" W
- 62.85000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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