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Polynesia Point

Polynesia Point is an ice-free point forming the north side of the entrance to Paal Harbour on the east side of Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Surveyed in 1933 by DI personnel, and resurveyed in 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependenci ...

                                               

Pomona Plateau

Pomona Plateau is an ice-covered plateau, over 300 metres elevation, extending between Sandefjord Peaks and Deacon Hill in the western part of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Commi ...

                                               

Porteous Point

Porteous Point is a point at the southwest end of Signy Island forming the south entrance point of Cummings Cove and northeast entrance point of Fyr Channel, in the South Orkney Islands. Charted in 1933 by DI personnel on the engineer of the ship ...

                                               

Powell Island

Powell Island is a narrow island 13 km long and 4 km wide, lying between Coronation and Laurie Islands in the central part of the South Orkney Islands of Antarctica. Its southern end lies 7 km east of the south-western extremity of Coronation Isl ...

                                               

Powell Rock

Powell Rock is a small submerged rock on the east side of Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands. It lies off the mouth of Starfish Cove, about 0.3 nautical miles northeast of Balin Point. First charted by Petter Sorlle in 1912-13 and named "Po ...

                                               

Pulpit Mountain

Pulpit Mountain is a conspicuous, red-colored mountain, 945 m, standing 1.5 nautical miles west of Spence Harbor at the east end of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Named by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey following their ...

                                               

Pumphouse Lake

Pumphouse Lake is the southernmost lake in Three Lakes Valley on Signy Island. So named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee because of the abandoned pumphouse and pipeline on the east side of the lake which was built by whalers. Thi ...

                                               

Pup Cove

Pup Cove is a small cove on the north side of Elephant Flats at the head of Borge Bay, Signy Island, South Orkney Islands. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee in recognition of the first recorded birth of a fur seal pup on ...

                                               

Purdy Point

Purdy Point is a point 1.5 nautical miles east-southeast of Foul Point on the north coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. First seen in December 1821 in the course of a joint cruise by Captain George Powell, British sealer, and ...

                                               

Mount Ramsay

Mount Ramsay is a peak, 475 m, standing at the west side of Uruguay Cove on the north coast of Laurie Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Charted by the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition under Bruce, 1902–04, and named for Allan Ramsay, chi ...

                                               

Rayner Point

Rayner Point is a point marked by a rocky peak forming the north side of the entrance to Gibbon Bay on the east coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Charted in 1912-13 by Captain Petter Sorlle, a Norwegian whaler. Recharted in ...

                                               

Reid Island

Reid Island is an island at the east side of the entrance to Iceberg Bay, along the south coast of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands. The name "Reidholmen" appears in this location for a small group of islands on a chart drawn by Capt ...

                                               

Rethval Point

Rethval Point is an ice-free point forming the south side of the entrance to Paal Harbour on the east side of Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Surveyed in 1933 by DI personnel, and resurveyed in 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies ...

                                               

Richard Point

Richard Point is the south entrance point to Williams Haven, situated 0.3 nautical miles southwest of North Point, Signy Island, South Orkney Islands. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1990 for Kenneth J. Richard, Bri ...

                                               

Richardson Cove

Richardson Cove is a west-facing cove on the southwest side of Moe Island in the South Orkney Islands. The cove, entered between Conroy Point and Corral Point, falls within Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 109. It was named by the UK Antarc ...

                                               

Rime Crests

Rime Crests is a five crest-like summits surmounting the east side of Sunshine Glacier, Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. The name, originally applied to the highest peak by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey following a surve ...

                                               

Robin Peak

Robin Peak is a sharply defined rocky summit which is the northernmost peak on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands. It was named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1954 for Gordon de Quetteville Robin of the Falkland Is ...

                                               

Rootes Point

Rootes Point is the north entrance point to Starfish Cove on the east side of Signy Island, South Orkney Islands. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1990 after David M. Rootes, British Antarctic Survey marine assistant at ...

                                               

Ross Peaks

Ross Peaks is a series of elevations rising to about 450 m and trending NW-SE between Ferguslie Peninsula and Fitchie Bay in Laurie Island, South Orkney Islands. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1987 after Alastair R ...

                                               

Route Point

Route Point is a rocky point marking the northwest extremity of Laurie Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Discovered and named by Captain George Powell and Captain Nathaniel Palmer during their joint cruise in December 1821. This article incorp ...

                                               

Rudmose Rocks

Rudmose Rocks is a group of rocks 0.4 nautical miles north-northwest of Cape Geddes, off the north coast of Laurie Island in the South Orkney Islands. The rocks were charted in 1903 by the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition under William Spei ...

                                               

Rusty Bluff

Rusty Bluff are prominent cliffs rising to a rounded summit, 225 m, on the west side of Paal Harbour on Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Surveyed in 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey. The name, given by FIDS, was suggeste ...

                                               

Saddle Island, South Orkney Islands

Saddle Island is an island nearly 2 miles long, consisting of twin summits which are almost separated by a narrow channel strewn with boulders, lying 5.5 miles north of the west end of Laurie Island in the South Orkney Islands. It was discovered ...

                                               

Sandefjord Bay (Coronation Island)

Sandefjord Bay is a narrow body of water on the west coast of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands of Antarctica. It is 2 mi long and extends in a northeast-southwest direction between Coronation Island and Monroe Island. Spine Island li ...

                                               

Sandefjord Peaks

Sandefjord Peaks is a set of three conical peaks, the highest 635 m, marking the southwest end of Pomona Plateau at the west end of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. The southernmost of these peaks was named Sandefjord Peak after ne ...

                                               

Saunders Point

Saunders Point is the southern extremity of the small island lying between Amphibolite Point and Tophet Bastion, off the south coast of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands. Charted by DI personnel from the Discovery II in 1933. Named fo ...

                                               

Schist Point

Schist Point is a conspicuous point at the west side of Divide Peaks on the south coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. First surveyed by DI personnel in 1933. The name, applied by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey follo ...

                                               

Shagnasty Island

Shagnasty Island is a small, rocky ice-free island lying 0.3 miles west of Lenton Point in the north part of Clowes Bay, close off the south coast of Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands. Roughly charted in 1933 by Discovery Investigations pe ...

                                               

Sheila Cove

Sheila Cove is a cove in the southwest part of Jessie Bay on the north coast of Laurie Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Surveyed and named by the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902–04, for Sheila Bruce, daughter of William S. Bruce, ...

                                               

Simeonov Island

Simeonov Island is the 850 m long in north-south direction and 390 m wide rocky island with surface area of 20 hectares separated from the south coast of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica by a passage narrowing to just 50 ...

                                               

Skua Terrace

Skua Terrace is a terrace in the northwest part of Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, extending north-south from the vicinity of Spindrift Rocks to the vicinity of Express Cove. Named in 1980 by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee ...

                                               

Mount Sladen

Mount Sladen is a conspicuous pyramid-shaped mountain, 890 m, standing 1.5 nautical miles northeast of Saunders Point in eastern Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1948–49. Name ...

                                               

Slanchev Bryag Cove

Slanchev Bryag Cove is the 2.05 km wide cove indenting for 1.7 km the south coast of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. It is entered east of Saunders Point and west of Tophet Point, and surmounted by Mount Sladen to the n ...

                                               

Small Rock

Small Rock is a small rock 0.2 nautical miles north of Berntsen Point, lying in the entrance to Borge Bay on the east side of Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands. The name appears on a chart by DI personnel on the Discovery II who charted B ...

                                               

Snipe Peak

Snipe Peak is a peak, 225 m, which is the main peak on Moe Island, situated close southwest of Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands. Surveyed in 1933 by DI personnel. The name, proposed by G. Robin of Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey foll ...

                                               

Snow Hills

Snow Hills is a two snow-covered hills, one 240 m, the other 265 m and 0.25 nautical miles to the west. Located 0.2 nautical miles west of Cemetery Bay in the east-central part of Signy Island. The lower, eastern hill was charted and named "Snow ...

                                               

Sombre Lake

Sombre Lake is the northernmost lake in Paternoster Valley in northern Signy Island. So named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee because of the sombre setting of the lake and the proximity of Stygian Cove. This article incorporates ...

                                               

Sorlle Rocks

Sorlle Rocks is a group of rocks, the highest 20 metres high, lying 7 nautical miles west of Moreton Point, the west extremity of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands. It was named Tre Sten on Captain Petter Sorlles chart resulting from ...

                                               

Cape Sorlle

Cape Sorlle is a rocky bluff marking the south end of Fredriksen Island in the South Orkney Islands. Discovered and first charted in 1821 by Captain George Powell and Captain Nathaniel Palmer. Recharted in 1933 by DI personnel on the Discovery II ...

                                               

Spaull Point

Spaull Point is the northern point of Moe Island in the South Orkney Islands. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee after Vaughan W. Spaull, British Antarctic Survey biologist on Signy Island, 1969. This article incorporates pub ...

                                               

Spence Harbor

Spence Harbor is a small bay 1 nautical mile south of The Turret, along the east coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Discovered in December 1821 by Captain George Powell, a British sealer in the sloop Dove, who named the bay, ...

                                               

Sphinx Rock

Sphinx Rock is a rock which lies immediately off the southwest end of Monroe Island in the South Orkney Islands. Charted and named by DI personnel on the Discovery II in 1933. This article incorporates public domain material from the United State ...

                                               

Spindrift Col

Spindrift Col is a col between hills in north-central Signy Island, 0.5 nautical miles southeast of Spindrift Rocks. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee in association with Spindrift Rocks. This article incorporates public dom ...

                                               

Spindrift Rocks

Spindrift Rocks is a group of ice-free rocks, 15 m high, lying 0.75 nautical miles southwest of North Point and close to the west coast of Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands. Surveyed and named in 1947 by the Falkland Islands Dependencies ...

                                               

Spine Island

Spine Island is a narrow island composed of several aligned rock segments, lying in Sandefjord Bay between the west end of Coronation Island and Monroe Island in the South Orkney Islands. Discovered by Captain George Powell and Captain Nathaniel ...

                                               

Spirogyra Lake

Spirogyra Lake is a small lake 0.25 nautical miles southeast of Thulla Point in the west part of Signy Island, South Orkney Islands. Named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee, 1981, after the algal genus Spirogyra, a species of ...

                                               

Springtail Spur

Springtail Spur is a spur rising to 170 m at the southwest end of Andreaea Plateau, on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands. Named by United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee following British Antarctic Survey ecological work from the s ...

                                               

St. Nicholas Cove

St. Nicholas Cove is the 920 m wide cove indenting for 800 m the south coast of Coronation Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. It is entered southeast of Tophet Point, and surmounted by Tophet Bastion to the north-northwest and Mount ...

                                               

Starfish Cove

Starfish Cove is a small cove close north of Balin Point on the east side of Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands. Roughly surveyed in 1933 by DI personnel. So named by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, following their survey of 1947, ...

                                               

Stene Point

Stene Point is a point lying 1.5 nautical miles of Cape Vik on the south coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney islands. Surveyed by DI personnel in 1933, and resurveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1948–49. Named by th ...