This page presents the geographical name data for Baldred Rock 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): Baldred Rock
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 891
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 44' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
044° 26' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.7333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -44.4333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Rock in Fitchie Bay at Laurie Island in the South Orkney Islands. It lies close off the S side of Ferrier Peninsula, 0.75 mi ESE of Graptolite Island. This rock was mapped by the ScotNAE under Bruce, 1902-04, and was later named Bass Rock owing to its likeness to the Bass Rock in Scotland. The name Bass Rock has also appeared on charts as an alternative name for an island in the Joinville Island group. To avoid confusion of these names, in 1954 the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended an entirely new name for the rock at Fitchie Bay. Baldred Rock is named after Saint Baldred (died 606), the first hermit known to have lived on the Scottish Bass Rock.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data