Name details

Turret Point

Turret Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Turret Point  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 132980

Feature type: Point (8)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Point marked by conspicuous high rock stacks, forming the E limit of King George Bay on the S coast of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The point was charted in 1937 by DI personnel on the Discovery II who gave the name Turret Rocks, but this has led to confusion with a group of rocks lying close offshore. The UK-APC recommended in 1960 that since the feature originally named is a land feature, the term point be used to avoid confusion and ambiguity.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 05' 00.0" S
- 62.08333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 55' 00.0" W
- 57.91667°
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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:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1960

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