SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

Showing all 5 place names.

Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Martins Head (RUS) 62° 12' 00.0" S 58° 15' 00.0" W Head
Name ID: 119265 Place ID: 9079

Martins Head (GBR) 62° 11' 18.4" S 58° 13' 30.3" W Head
Name ID: 110029 Place ID: 9079

E entrance point of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, was roughly charted and named by Bransfield, c. 27 January 1820 (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]; BA chart 3205,; 3205, 2.ix.1938; APC, 1955, p.14; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Martin's Head (Baird, 1821, p.233; Fildes, 1821b, chart [4]; BA chart [no number], 1822; 1916, p.388). Cap Martin's (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Martins Spitze (Fildes, 1827, p.465). The feature was further charted by FAE, 1908-10, and called Cap Legru (Legru Bay, q.v.) (Charcot, 1912, Pl.9; Bongrain, 1914, vue 10 following p.60) and also Cap Martin (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1; Bongrain, 1914, vue 1 following p.60); recharted by DI in January 1937. Cabo Martín (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Morro Martíns (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.196). Punta Martíns (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.509). Morro Martín (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.208a). Capo Martin (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.9). Mys Martins-Khed (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Mys Martins (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

Martins Head (USA) 62° 11' 00.0" S 58° 14' 00.0" W Head
Name ID: 128497 Place ID: 9079

Prominent headland forming the S side of the entrance to Legru Bay on the S coast of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name dates back to at least 1820, when it was described by Edward Bransfield, Master, RN, during his exploration of these islands.

Martins, Morro (CHL) 62° 11' 00.0" S 58° 15' 00.0" W Head
Name ID: 105910 Place ID: 9079

En nombre data de 1820, cuando el almirante británico Edward Bransfield (Master, R.N.) exploró estas islas. Promontorio muy conspicuo de piedra de 277 metros de altura, situado a 1 milla al E del cabo Syrezol en la costa S de la isla Rey Jorge, islas Shetland del Sur.

Martins, punta (ARG) 62° 11' 00.0" S 58° 11' 00.0" W Head
Name ID: 101493 Place ID: 9079

Showing all 5 place names.

The SCAR Composite Gazetteer is hosted by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. The information in the footer below pertains to the AADC web site.