Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Florence Nunatak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Florence Nunatak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Nunatak
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:
rising to 340m ENE of Potter Cove, King George Island, was called Nunatak Yamana by AAE after the Argentine naval tugboat Yamana, which carried out hydrographic work in King George Bay (Argentina. MM, NM 54/15.iv.1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.731); photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956 and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59; in association with the names of nineteenth-century sealers in this area, named Florence Nunatak after the sealing ship Florence (Capt. J.W. Buddington, Buddington Peak, q.v.) from New London, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1876-77, during the revival of US southern fur sealing (APC, 1960, p.4; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962; DOS 610 sheet W 62 58, 1968). Some of the crew of Florence wintered in Potter Cove in 1877, but only one man survived (Glass Point, q.v.). Nunatak Florens (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.175).
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