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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Feature type: Bluff
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:
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).
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