Name details

Telefon Rocks

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111526

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

rising 25 m above sea level off Telefon Point, S King George Island, were charted by August F. Christensen, Manager of the Vesterlid whaling expedition, 1908-09, and named Telefon Klippene after the 4000-ton Norwegian collier Telefon (Kapt. Roland Nilsen) which was stranded on the rocks, 27 December 1908, while carrying coal to the Magellan Whaling Company at Deception Island (Aagaard, 1930, p.251-52). The ship was salvaged, beached for the winter of 1909 on Telefon Bay (q.v.), and sailed to Punta Arenas in February 1910. Telefon Rocks (BA chart 1238, xi.1910; 3205, 2.ix.1938; APC, 1955, p.20; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Rocher Telefon, Rochers du Telefon (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1, 11). Telefon Skjne. (HA chart, 1928). Telefonrocksene (Isachsen, 1934, p.147). Rocas Teléfono (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Roca Teléfono (Chile. IGM map, 1947). Rocas Telefon (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.680; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.274). Rochers du Téléphone (France. SHM chart 5504, 1951). The rocks were recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from John Biscoe, 1951-52. Telephon [sic] Rocks (Hunt, chart, 1951-52b). Roches Telefon (France. SHM, 1954, p.45). Skaly Telefon (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.175).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 14' 30.1" S
- 62.24169°
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Longitude:
58° 26' 21.1" W
- 58.43919°
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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:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Feb-1978

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