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Disappointment, Cape (Oscar II Coast)

Disappointment, Cape (Oscar II Coast) (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Disappointment, Cape (Oscar II Coast)  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108521

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.

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between Exasperation Inlet and Scar Inlet, Oscar II Coast, was roughly mapped by SwAE in 1902; originally called Cape Desire by Nordenskjöld who hoped to camp in the vicinity and walk to the shore (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.226); later named Besvikelsens Kap [=cape disappointment] or Besvikelsens Udde when it was found that crevasses barred access to the shore (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map; 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Promontorio Besvikelsen (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Cape Disappointment (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.226; BA chart 3175, 1934; APC, 1955, p.8; DOS 813 British Antarctic Territory sheet, 1963). Cabo Disappointment (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.315; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.103). Skuffelsens Odde [=cape disappointment] (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Cabo Desengaño [translation of English name] (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). The cape was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November 1947. Disappointment (Anderson, 1957, p.169). Cap Disappointment (France. SHM chart 6028, 1958). Capo Desengaño (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 7). Mys Disappoyntment (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cabo del Desengaño (Argentina. MM, NM 131/15.x.1962). An Argentine refuge, called "Virgen de Loreto", was established near the cape by personnel from "Matienzo" in September 1963. "Virgin [sic] de Loreto" (Argentina. IAA, 1965, p.416). Cape Disapppointment [sic] (BA, 1974, p.217). Cape Disapointment [sic] (USDMAAC chart JNC-117N, edition 1, 1975).

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65° 33' 00.0" S
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61° 42' 00.0" W
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