Thumb Rock (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Thumb Rock (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Rock
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:
in NW entrance of Stella Creek, between Winter Island and Faraday, Galindez Island, Argentine Islands, was charted by BGLE, 1935-36, and named descriptively Thumb Island (Fleming and others, 1938, map facing p.576; BA chart 3213, 7.ii.1947). Isla Pulgar [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.291). Thumb Islet (BA, 1948, p.202; APC, 1955, p.21). Thumb Rock (APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3213, 12.viii.1960; 22.ix.1967). Islote Thumb (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.179; IHA, 1974, p.277). The rock was recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector, 1964-65. Punta [sic] Pulgar, in error (Pierrou, 1970, p.607).
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