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)
Napier Rock (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Napier Rock (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Rock
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 5m above sea level SE of Point Thomas, Admiralty Bay, King George Island. Following a sketch survey by an RN Hydrographic Unit from John Biscoe, 1951-52, a rock reported in 62°10'S 58°26'W was named after Ronald Gordon Napier (1925-56), FIDS general assistant, Signy, 1955, and Base Leader, "Admiralty Bay", 1955-56, until he was drowned in a boat accident, 24 March 1956 (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Following a helicopter flight over the area by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Endurance, 11 January 1969, it was concluded that no rock existed in the reported position and the name was transferred to the present feature, situated 1km to the WSW (BA, 1970, p.41; APC, 1975, p.4).
No images of this place could be found.