This page presents the geographical name data for Wegger Peak in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Wegger Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16388
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 06' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
058° 31' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.1
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -58.5166667
Elevation (see definition): 305
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952
Description (see definition): Peak, 305 m, at the W side of the entrance to Mackellar Inlet, Admiralty Bay, on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. The name "Le Poing" (The Fist) was given to an elevation hereabout by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot in 1908-10. Although Charcot's map shows a single summit, there are four in the vicinity and a question arose over which was named. In 1958 it was suggested by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) members that the name referred to all four; together they resemble the knuckles of a clenched fist when viewed from the Chabrier Rock area. However, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) considered the collective name to be unsuitable and it was rejected. New names were recommended by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 for the feature here described and nearby Admiralen Peak (q.v.). Wegger Peak is named for Ole Wegger (1859-1936), director for 47 years of Framnaes Mekaniske Vaeksted, Norway, shipbuilders who fitted the Admiralen with a slipway for whaling.
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