BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Battleship Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E of Lake Helen Mackenzie on Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Provincial Park, Comox Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°43'07''N, 125°18'34''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92F/11
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 December 1939 on 92 F/11, as submitted September 1935 by Comox Mountaineering Club and October 1935 by N.C. Stewart, BCLS.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Ruth Masters, Comox & District Mountaineering Club, advises that the feature was named by Clinton Wood, builder of the original Strathcona Park Lodge, after his young son pointed out that the profile of the trees on the three islands in the lake resembled battleships at anchor.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office