Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Hurd Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Hurd Peninsula (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peninsula
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:
between South Bay and False Bay, Livingston Island, was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59; called Punta Elefante by CAE, in association with Miers Bluff (q.v.) (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961); later named Hurd Peninsula after Capt. Thomas Hurd, RN (?1757-1823), the second Hydrographer of the Navy, 1808-23, who instituted a system of regular nautical surveys and under whose authority Bransfield's 1820 survey of the Bransfield Strait area was published in 1822 (APC, 1962, p.17; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Península Hurd (del Valle and others, 1974, p.5).
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