Name details

Whaleback Rocks

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111901

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

group of five rocks rising to 115m above sea level in Bone Bay, Trinity Peninsula. Following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in July 1948, the name Whaleback Islet was applied descriptively to the largest rock (BA chart 3205, 12.ii.1954; APC, 1955, p.22) but was later withdrawn (APC, 1959a, p.12). The rocks were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Skali Kendell, in error (Kendall Rocks, q.v.) (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Whaleback Rocks, referring to the group of rocks (APC, 1964, p.4; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 39' 00.0" S
- 63.65000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
59° 04' 00.0" W
- 59.06667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
28-Jan-1953

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