Who decided on the name Scott Base?
The Ross Sea Committee (established for
the Trans-Antarctic Expedition in May 1955) named the
Base on 3 November 1956 after Captain Robert Falcon
Scott who led two expeditions to Ross Island in 1901-04
and in 1910-13. The name Pram Point comes from the small
dinghy (from the Dutch word praam, for a flat bottomed
boat) that used to be stored on the point so that Scott
and his men could cross onto the Ross Ice Shelf should
the sea ice break out.