Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Passage Rock (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Passage 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 18m above sea level in N entrance to English Strait, off Fort William, Robert Island, was charted by DI in 1935 and called Channel Rock (Nelson and others, chart, 1935f; BA, 1942, p.42); later named Passage Rock, because it serves as a leading mark for ships entering the strait (BA, 1948, p.158; APC, 1955, p.16; BA chart 1774, 19.vii.1968). Roca Pasaje (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.212; Pierrou, 1970, p.577). Roche Channel (France. SHM, 1954, p.46). Isla Channel (Chile. DNH chart 1405, 1961). Channel (Passage) Rock (USHO, 1961, p.123). Islote Channel (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.97; IHA, 1974, p.72). The rock was recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector in 1967. Roca Passage, as rejected name (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.72).
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