Name details

Svip Rocks

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111481

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

submerged rocks W of Start Point, Livingston Island, were roughly charted in 1908-09 by August F. Christensen, Manager of the Vesterlid whaling expedition in that season, and named Svip Klippene after the whale catcher Svip, operating from Deception Island with the expedition (Aagaard, 1930, p.345). Svip Rock [sic] (BA chart 1238, xi.1910; 3205, 12.ii.1954). Rocher du Swip [sic], Rocher du Svip (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1, 11). Svip Rocks (BA, 1916, p.394; APC, 1955, p.20; BA chart 3205, 15.iii.1957). Svip Boen (HA chart, 1928). The rocks were not sighted during a running survey of the area by DI, 1930-31 (Carey and Nelson, 1931b). Roca Svip (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). Rochers Svip (France. SHM chart 5452, 1951). Rocas Svip (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.224; Pierrou, 1970, p.678; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.271). The existence of these rocks in the charted position is considered doubtful (BA, 1974, p.169).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 33' 57.6" S
- 62.56600°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 37' 58.8" W
- 61.63300°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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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:
22-Sep-1954

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