Name details

Cape Brown

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107981

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

W entrance point of George VI Sound, was seen from a distance by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909 but shown as part of an island (Mount Nicholas, q.v.) (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 2); photographed from the air by BGLE on 1 February 1937; called Punta 8 de Octubre by CAE, 1947, in honour of the date of the battle of Angamos, 8 October 1879 (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947); surveyed from the ground by FIDS from Stonington Island in 1948; named after Colin Chalmers Brown (b. 1926), FIDS surveyor, "Stonington Island", 1948-50, who surveyed the S part of Marguerite Bay and George VI Sound S to Ablation Point; surveyor with FIDASE, 1955-57 (APC, 1955, p.6; USHO chart 6638, 1955; BA chart 3175, 5.vii.1957; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963). Cabo Nicolás, in error for Mount Nicholas (q.v.) (Argentina. MM, 1958a, p.365; Pierrou, 1970, p.549; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.212). Cabo Brown (Argentina. MM, 1960b, p.167). Mys Braun (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cabo Nicholás, as rejected name (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.211).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 17' 00.0" S
- 69.28333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
69° 48' 00.0" W
- 69.80000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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