Name details

Spencer Bluff

Spencer Bluff (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Spencer Bluff  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111318

Feature type: Bluff

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

E point of Greenwich Island and SW entrance point of English Strait (q.v.), was known to nineteenth-century sealers; called Punta Santa Cruz by AAE after the Argentine province of Santa Cruz (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949); following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, named Spencer Bluff after Capt. The Hon. Sir Robert Cavendish Spencer, RN (1791-1830), commanding HMS Owen Glendower, South America station, 1819-22, whose name had previously been applied by Weddell to both English Strait (q.v.) and Lewthwaite Strait (q.v.) (APC, 1962, p.30; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Punta Tac, so called by CAE, 1949-50, from the abbreviation of Territorio Antártico Chileno (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.96; IHA, 1974, p.273). Santa Cruz Point (USOO chart 6943, 1969; USBGN, 1965, p.105). Tac, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.273).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 30' 09.2" S
- 62.50256°
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Longitude:
59° 33' 09.3" W
- 59.55258°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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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:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Aug-1962

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