Name details

Mount Alexander

Alexander, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Alexander  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107485

Feature type: Mountain

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

rising to 600m above Firth of Tay, S coast of Joinville Island, was sighted by DWE on 8 January 1893, when the promontory of which it forms the N end was named Cape Alexander (Robertson, chart, 1893a; BA chart 1238, x.1893). Kap Alexander (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Cabo Alexander (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.23). Cabo Alexandre (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Cap Alexander (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Kapp Alexander (HA chart, 1928). Cabo Alejandro (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). From 1948 the name Cape Alexander was omitted from BA publications until a reliable survey could be made (BA, 1948). The promontory was re-identified and surveyed by FIDS from Hope Bay in 1953-54, and the mountain summit was named Mount Alexander (APC, 1958, p.4; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14, 1-DOS, 1973). Cabo Teniente Barrios, referring to SE end of promontory, after Tte Emilio Barrios, one of a naval air detachment of FATA killed on active service (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.681).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 18' 00.0" S
- 63.30000°
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Longitude:
55° 48' 00.0" W
- 55.80000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
4-Sep-1957

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