Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Turret Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Turret Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
E side of King George Bay, King George Island, NW of Penguin Island, was charted by DI in 1937 when the name Turret Rocks was applied to the stacks marking the SW extremity of the beach at this point (Hill and others, chart, 1937a; BA chart 3205, 2.ix.1938; APC, 1955, p.21; [referring to a group of rocks off the point] USBGN, 1956, p.309). Rocas Turret (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.699; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.286). Rochers Turret (France. SHM, 1954, p.45). Following air photography by FIDASE in 1956, the name Turret Point was applied to the feature as now defined (APC, 1960, p.8; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Turrent [sic] Point (USOO chart 6943, 1963).
No images of this place could be found.