Cierva Cove

Cierva Cove (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cierva Cove  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 2691
Name ID: 108205

Feature type: Cove

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

E of Cierva Point, Hughes Bay, Danco Coast, was sighted by BeAE in January 1898; called in error Brialmont Bay (Knoldebucht) [=knoll bay] (Brialmont Cove, q.v.) (Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]).Brialmont Cove (USHO, 1943, p.115). Caleta Brialmont (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.215). The cove was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956-57 and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Portal Point" in 1957-58; in association with the names of pioneers of aviation grouped in this area, named after Juan de la Cierva (1895-1936), Spanish designer of the autogiro, the first successful rotating-wing aircraft, in 1923 (APC, 1960, p.3; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Caleta Fontaine, after Capt. (N) Leopoldo Fontaine Nakin, commanding CAE, 1948-49 (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961; IHA, 1974, p.126)

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 09' 00.0" S
- 64.15000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 53' 00.0" W
- 60.88333°
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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:
23-Sep-1960

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