Name details

The Tower

Tower, The (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

The Tower  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111631

Feature type: Peak

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 to c. 365 m W of Demay Point, Admiralty Bay, King George Island, was roughly charted by FAE, 1908-10, in December 1909 and named descriptively La Tour [=the tower] (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1; Bongrain, 1914, Pl. 3 (middle photograph) following p.60; BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; 18.vii.1947). The feature was recharted by DI, 1935-39. Monte La Torre [=mount the tower] (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Cerro La Tour (Chile. DNH chart 502, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.178). Monte La Tour (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). The Tower (La Tour) (BA, 1948, p.152). The Tower (BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.21; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Pico La Tour (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Monti La Torri (Zavatti, 1952, p.512). Pico Torre (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.198). The feature was photographed from the air and surveyed from the ground by FIDASE, 1956-57. Pico La Torre (Argentina. MM chart 136, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.472). Tower (Bancroft, 1959, p.102). Cerro La Torre (Fourcade, 1960, Fig.27). Gora Te-Tauer (Govorukha and Simonov, 1973a, map Fig. 1, p.9).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 12' 52.6" S
- 62.21461°
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Longitude:
58° 28' 44.3" W
- 58.47897°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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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:
8-Sep-1953

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