Strachan Hill

Strachan Hill (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Strachan Hill  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 13838
Name ID: 111424

Feature type: Hill

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

rising to 125m at head of Edgell Bay, Nelson Island, was called Spiro or Morro Spiro after a Greek sailor, who served as a Lieutenant in the Argentine Navy under Almte G. Brown in 1814 and was killed in action (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.209, 333). The hill was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59. Cerro Spiro (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.58; Pierrou, 1970, p.670). Monte Spiro (Argentina. MM chart 137, 1957). Cerro Sudeste [=south east hill] (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.10). The feature was later named Strachan Hill after John Strachan of Edinburgh, co-owner of Weddell's ship Jane (Jane Peak, q.v.), whose name had pre- viously been applied to Nelson Island (q.v.) (APC, 1962, p.30; DOS 610 sheet W 62 58, 1968). Spiro Hill (USBGN, 1965, p.106).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 15' 42.8" S
- 62.26189°
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Longitude:
58° 59' 35.6" W
- 58.99322°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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

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