Duntze Head

Feature Type:Head (1) - High, prominent land feature extending into a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E entrance point to Esquimalt Harbour, just W of Victoria, Esquimalt Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°25'52''N, 123°26'22''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 May 1934 on National Defence sheet 415a, Victoria, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1901, 1859, and on British Admiralty Chart 576, 1862 et seq.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Mis-spelled "Ountze Head" on Geological Survey sheet 20A, Victoria, 1915.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named in 1847 by Lieutenant Commander Wood, HM surveying vessel Pandora, after Captain John Alexander Duntze, RN, HMS Fisgard, on this station 1843-47.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

The former British naval base had its first buildings on this point; now the site of the Royal Canadian Navy's dockyard at Esquimalt.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.