Name details

The Watchkeeper

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111838

Feature type: Island

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

low off-shore rock NW of Fort William, Robert Island, and N of Table Island, was known to nineteenth-century sealers and called descriptively Flat Rock (Fildes, 1821a) or Flat Isle (Powell, chart, 1822a; Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; USHO, 1943, p.96). Isla Flat (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.125). Flat Island (BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901; 1930, p.62). Île Flat (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Flat Ö (HA chart, 1928). The feature was charted by DI, 1934-35, and renamed The Watchkeeper from its outlying position (Nelson and others, chart, 1935b; BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.22; BA chart 1776, 19.vii.1968). Powells Is. (Hobbs, 1939a, p.41). The Watch-keeper [sic] (BA, 1942, p.42). Roca Watchkeeper (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Roca Vigía [=watchkeeper rock] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.211). Isla Vigía (Argentina. MM chart MU-II, 1954).Le Watchkeeper (France. SHM, 1954, p.45). Islote Vigía (Argentina. MM chart 138, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.716). Isla Fiat [sic], in error (Chile. DNH chart 1405, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 18' 00.0" S
- 62.30000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
59° 48' 57.6" W
- 59.81600°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
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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