Name details

Cave Island

Cave Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cave Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108123

Feature type: Cave

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

one of the Meade Islands (q.v.), off Duff Point, Greenwich Island, was discovered by the early sealers and named Cave Rock from its "large cavern which affords good shelter in bad weather" (Fildes, 1821c; BA, 1916, p.390). Cove [sic] Rock (USHO, 1943, p.97). Roca Bóveda [=cave rock] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.216). Following air photography by FIDASE in 1956-57, the feature was re-named Cave Island (APC, 1962, p.8; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 26' 55.5" S
- 62.44875°
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Longitude:
60° 03' 38.6" W
- 60.06072°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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-Aug-1962

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