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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Lenton Point (GBR) 60° 43' 55.0" S 45° 36' 17.0" W Point
Name ID: 109798 Place ID: 8332

NE side of Clowes Bay, Signy Island, was surveyed by FIDS in 1947 and named after Ralph Anthony Lenton (1923-86), FIDS radio operator, Signy, 1947-48, who assisted with the survey and biological work; radio operator, "Admiralty Bay", 1948-50; Base Leader, "Deception Island", 1951-52, "Port Lockroy", 1952-53, Faraday, 1954-55; with TAE as Deputy-Leader of the advance party, "Shackleton", 1955-56, and as station carpenter and as radio operator on the trans-polar journey, 1956-58 (APC, 1955, p.13; Matthews and Maling, 1967, map; DOS 210 Signy Island sheet, 1-DOS 1973).

Lenton Point (USA) 60° 44' 00.0" S 45° 37' 00.0" W Point
Name ID: 127944 Place ID: 8332

The SW extremity of a small, rocky peninsula in Clowes Bay on the S side of Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Roughly surveyed in 1933 by DI personnel, and resurveyed in 1947 by the FIDS. Named in 1954 by the UK-APC for Ralph A. Lenton of the FIDS, radio operator at Signy Island base in 1948, who helped with the survey and biological work; subsequently at Admiralty Bay in 1949, and then leader at Deception Island in 1951, at Port Lockroy in 1952 and at the Argentine Islands in 1954.

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