Stopford Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Stopford Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak
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 495m on E coast of Hoseason Island, Palmer Archipelago, was roughly charted by Foster in 1829, when the name Cape Stopford was applied to the nearby point on the coast, after Adm. Sir Robert Stopford (1768-1847), Commander-in-chief, Portsmouth, 1827-30, at which port Foster's ship HMS Chanticleer was fitted out for her voyage of 1828-31 (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839). Cabo Barrow, in error (Cape Barrow, q.v.) (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Monte Sur [=south mountain], referring to the peak (Argentina. MM chart 105, 1949). Following air photography by FIDASE in 1956, the name of Stopford was transferred from the cape to the peak. Stopford Peak (APC, 1960, p.7; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961).
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