Name details

Visca Anchorage

Visca Anchorage (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Visca Anchorage  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111783

Feature type: Anchorage

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

NW arm of Martel Inlet, Admiralty Bay, King George Island, was charted by FAE, 1908-10, in December 1909 and named Anse Visca after Dr Visca, a former pupil of Prof. J. M. Charcot (Charcot Island, q.v.) and a resident of Montevideo who assisted the expedition (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1); recharted by DI in 1927. Visca or North Anchorage (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929). Visca Cove (BA, 1930, p.60). Caleta Visca (Chile. DNH chart 502, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.295). Visca Anchorage (BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.22; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Fondeadero Visca (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.717). The feature was further charted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from John Biscoe, 1951-52. Mouillage de Visca (France. SHM, 1954, p.45).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 04' 30.7" S
- 62.07519°
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Longitude:
58° 22' 24.3" W
- 58.37342°
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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:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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