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Cape Framnes

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108901

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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NE point of Jason Peninsula, Oscar II Coast, was charted by NWE in c. 66°00'S 60°00'W, 1 December 1893, and named Cap Framnµs [=cape forward headland] or Cap Framnes, either descriptively or after A/S Framnµs Mekanisk Verksted, shipbuilding firm of Sandefjord, Norway, where the expedition ship Jason (Jason Island, q.v.) was built (Larsen, 1894a, map p. 120, p.121; Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Cape Framnaes (RSGS, 1894, p.491; BA chart 1238, iii.1901; 1948, p.184; APC, 1958, p.5). Kap Framnaes (Schuck, 1894, p.139). Cape Framnes (Larsen, 1894b, p.337; [in 66°06'S 60°48'W] USBGN, 1949, p.20; [in present position] APC, 1960, p.4; BA, 1974, p.217). Cap Framµs [sic] (Friederichsen, 1895, p.303). Cap Framnaes (Petersen, 1896, p.75). Kap Framn s (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.77). Cape Framn s (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.58). Cabo Framas [sic] (Sobral, [1907], p.127). Kaap-Frömnes [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.30). Cabo Framnaes (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Kap Framnes (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Cape Framnas (Ellsworth, 1938, p.293). Kap Fr mn s, Framn sfj llet (Andersson, 1944, p. 134, 136). Framn s, as rejected form (USBGN, 1947, p.167). Following survey of Jason Island by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1953, it was found that the position of the present feature agrees well in latitude with the original NWE position. Capo Pramnaes [sic] (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Mys Framnes (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cabo Framnes (Chile. DNH, 1962, p. 227; IHA, 1974, p.128). Cape Framnes (Frammaes) (USHO, 1963, p.332a).

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65° 57' 00.0" S
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60° 33' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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