Stephenson Nunatak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Stephenson Nunatak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Nunatak
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:
rising to 470m NW of Kirwan Inlet, SE Alexander Island. The SE coast of the island was seen from a distance by a BGLE sledge party, 19 October 1936, and was reported to trend SW from c. 72°00'S (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); again seen from the ground by USAS, 1940-41, when the nunatak was photographed (Ronne, 1945, p.17-19 and Fig. 8). USAS reported an ice-covered cape in c. 72°25'S 68°00'W (possibly Martin Ice Rise, q.v.), to which the name Cape Stephenson was applied after A. Stephenson (Mount Stephenson, q.v.) (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Cabo Mac Donald [sic], in error presumably after J.E. MacDonald (Cape MacDonald, q.v.) (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Kapp Stephenson (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Cabo Stephenson (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1949). Following survey by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in December 1949, when no well-defined cape was found to exist in the reported position, the name of Stephenson was transferred to the nunatak. Stephenson Nunatak ([in 72°11'S 69°05'W] APC, 1955, p.20; DCS 601 sheet W 72 68, 1956; [co-ordinates corrected from USLANDSAT imagery of January 1973] BAS 250P sheet SS 19-21/1, 1-DOS 1974; APC, 1977, p.31). Nunatak Stivenson (Soviet Union. MMF chart 1961).
No images of this place could be found.