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)
Trinity Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Trinity Peninsula (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peninsula
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:
NE part of the Antarctic Peninsula NE of the line Cape Kjellman-Cape Longing, extending to Prime Head. It is generally accepted that the peninsula was very roughly charted on its N coast, 30 January 1820, by Bransfield who reported land lying in c. 63°30'S, 60°00'W although opinion was divided as to what Bransfield had actually seen. Bransfield named his discovery Trinity Land after the "Trinity Board" (GBR chart, 1822), and the name was later applied collectively to part of the N coast of the present peninsula and to Davis Coast. The N coast of the peninsula was further charted by FAE, 1837-40 and, on 27 February 1838, called Terre Louis Philippe after Louis Philippe I, King of the French, who had personally suggested the idea of exploration in Antarctic waters by this expedition. Trinity Peninsula (GBR chart, 1921; APC, 1953). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.
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