Name details

Sophie Rocks

Sophie Rocks (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sophie Rocks  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111276

Feature type: Rock

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

Small group of land rocks, midway between Spigot Peak and Zeiss Needles, overlooking Selvick Cove to the W, and Orne Harbour to the E, Arctowski Peninsula, Danco Coast, Graham Land. First seen and named by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1898, the name Roches Sophie was shown on Lecointe map 1899. However F.A. Cook M.D. member of the same expedition used the name Sophie Rocks, and it was decided to name this feature Sophie Rocks to retain the use of the name in this area. (APC, 1998).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 39' 00.0" S
- 64.65000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 33' 00.0" W
- 62.55000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
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-Apr-1998

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