Petrel Cove

Petrel Cove (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Petrel Cove  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 11179
Name ID: 110596

Feature type: Cove

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

NE side of Welchness, Dundee Island. The Argentine refuge hut "Petrel" (from an oper- ational codename) was established on the S side of the cove in January 1952 (Thomas, 1956a, p.162) and formally opened, 18 December 1952. Rada Petrel, referring to the anchorage off the cove (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.314b; Pierrou, 1970, p.588). The cove was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1958-61. "Petrel" (USHO, 1963, p.322; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). Petrel Cove (APC, 1964, p.4; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). The Argentine "Refugio Petrel" was enlarged and formally opened as "EstaciĆ³n Aeronaval Petrel", 22 February 1967 (Pierrou, 1970, p.588); permanently occupied until early 1977, since when it has been used for temporary occupation. Fondeadero Rada Petrel (Pierrou, 1970, p.615).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 28' 00.0" S
- 63.46667°
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Longitude:
56° 13' 00.0" W
- 56.21667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
12-Feb-1964

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