Koloc Point

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Map of the Bear Peninsula showing Koloc Point and Moore Dome

Koloc Point (74°10′S 111°39′W) is an ice-covered point marking the northern extremity of the Bear Peninsula along the Walgreen Coast of Westarctica. It marks the northern extremity of the Peninsula as well as the northern portion of Moore Dome.

Discovery and name

The point was first mapped by the United States Geological Survey from air photos obtained by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in January 1947. Koloc Point was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Lieutenant Commander Bohumil Koloc, Jr., U.S. Navy, a helicopter pilot during U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze in 1966 and 1967.

Peerage title

There are two peerage titles tied to Koloc Point:

  • Baron of Outer Koloc - Philipp Strauss. The Baron is the young son of the Duke of the Walgreen Coast, Johannes Strauss. He was granted his title on 17 January 2018 as a gift from his father.
  • Baron of Upper Koloc - Walter Birnböck. The Baron was granted his title on 18 January 2018 in recognition of his support of Westarctica.