Name details

Cape Alexandra

Alexandra, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cape Alexandra  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107486

Feature type: Cape

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

SE point of Adelaide Island, was charted by FAE, 1908-10, on 14 January 1909 and named Cap de la Reine Alexandra (Charcot, 1910, p.94), Queen Alexandra's Cape (Charcot, 1911a, map facing p.348) or Cap Alexandra (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1), in honour of the English discovery of the island by Biscoe, after Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen Consort of King Edward VII of England, 1901-10. Cape Alexandra (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; APC, 1955, p.3; DCS 601 sheet 67 68, 1954). Cap Alexandre (Bongrain, 1914, vue 37 following p.60). Kapp Alexandra (HA chart, 1927). Cape Queen Alexandra (Charcot, letter, 7January 1929). Alexandra Island, presumably referring to this feature (Carey and Nelson, 1931a). Cabo Alejandra (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Cabo Alesandra, referring to a non-existent cape 10km W of this feature (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). Punta Yerbas Buena [=mint point] (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). Cabo Alexandra (Argentina. MM chart 109, 1949; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.23). Cape Alexandria [sic] (BA, 1952, p.28). Cap Alexandria (France. SHM, 1954, p.49). Kaap Alexandra (Knapp, 1958, p.567). Cabo Teniente Modolo, after Tte Carlos Marcos Modolo, a member of FATA who died on active service (Argentina. MM chart 132, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.685).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
67° 45' 00.0" S
- 67.75000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
68° 35' 00.0" W
- 68.58333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Jan-1951

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