Belsham, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Belsham (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cape
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:
W of Wild Point, Elephant Island, is probably the prominent feature so named by the early sealers and whalers (Powell, chart, 1822a; Wordie, 1921b, p.21; BA chart 3175, 3.vi.1927; APC, 1955, p.5; DOS 610 sheet W 61 54 (Ext.), 1-GSGS 1972). Cap Belsham (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Cape Belsham, referring to E point of Elephant Island (Cape Valentine, q.v.) (Wilkes, 1845, Vol. 1, p.139). The cape was roughly charted by DI in 1925-27. Kapp Belsham (HA chart, 1928). Cabo Belsham (Argentina. MM chart 64, 1939; Pierrou, 1970, p.199; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.43). Cape Wild, in error (Point Wild, q.v.) (USAAF chart 1737, 1946). Île Belsham (France. SHM chart 5504, 1951). Mys Belshem, referring to this feature or Point Wild (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). The cape was mapped by JSEEI (Burley, 1972, end map). Point Belsham (Agnew, 1972, map p.207).
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