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Zélée Rocks

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 112034

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.

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four rocks awash WNW of Turnbull Point, d'Urville Island, were roughly charted by FAE, 1837-40, on the approach to Trinity Peninsula from the N, 27 February 1838, and named (as one rock in c.63°00'S 57°08'W) Roche de la Zélée after the FAE ship Zélée (Lieut. C.-H. Jacquinot, Mount Jacquinot, q.v.) (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170); incorrectly identified as Hope Island (q.v.) (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; Nordenskjöld, 1917, map facing p.68); later named as a group Rochers de la Zélée or IÁles de la Ze le e (d'Urville, 1842, p.148; Vincendon-Dumoulin, 1847, Pl.8). Roca de la Zélée (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Hope Islands (Zelee [sic] Rocks), Hope Islands (BA chart 1238, iv.1887; 1240, 20.v.1887). Roccie della Zélée (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Récifs de la Zélée (Charcot, 1912, Pl.11). Zelee [sic] Rocks, shown in FAE position (BA chart 3175, 31.x.1921; 1.iii.1940). The rocks were further charted by DI, 1926-32. Zelee [sic] Ö (HA chart, 1928). Zelée [sic] Rocks (USHO, 1943, p.106; [in 62°55'S 57°17'W] BA chart 3205, 1945). Rocas Zélée (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.733; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.309). Zélée Rocks (BA, 1948, p.186; [in 62°55'S 57°19'W] chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.22; [co-ordinates corrected] BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; APC, 1977, p.36). Ze lee [sic] Rocks (USHO chart 6639, 1955). Roca Zélée (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1963). Zellee [sic] Rocks (USOO chart 6639, 1963).I

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62° 57' 00.0" S
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57° 14' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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