Hurd Peninsula

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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Place ID: 6784
Name ID: 109433

Feature type: Peninsula

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

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). PenĂ­nsula Hurd (del Valle and others, 1974, p.5).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 40' 33.2" S
- 62.67589°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 21' 58.9" W
- 60.36636°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Aug-1962

Related information

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