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Havre Mountains

Havre Mountains (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Havre Mountains  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109238

Feature type: Mountain


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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rising to c. 1900m in NW Alexander Island and including St George Peak, Mount Newman and Simon Peak, bounded by Bongrain Ice Piedmont to N, Russian Gap and Palestrina Glacier to E, and Lazarev Bay to W, were sighted by RAE, 28 January 1821 ([Bellingshausen], atlas, 1831a, sheet 61), and again by BeAE in February 1898 (Lecointe, 1905, p.99-100); very roughly positioned by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909 and named Massif Le H vre (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1) or Massif Le Havre (Bongrain, 1914, vue 43 following p.60; BA, 1916, photograph facing p.409), after the French port of Le Havre from which the expedition ship Pourquoi-Pas? sailed in 1908. Le Havre Range (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914). Le Havre Fjellene (HA chart, 1927). Mount Havre (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374). Havrefjellet (Aagaard, 1930, end map). ChaíÎne Le Havre (France. SHM, 1937, p.409). Havre Mountains (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.496; BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; [in 69 08'S 71 40'W] APC, 1961, p.3; Searle, 1963, end map; [co-ordinates corrected] APC, 1977, p.16; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/5 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978). The mountains were photographed from the air by USAS, 4 November 1940 (USHO, 1943, photograph p.167). Montes Havre (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.272). Monte Havre (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.419). The mountains were again photographed from the air on US Operation "Highjump", 9 February 1947, and by RARE in 1947, and mapped from the air photographs by FIDS in 1959. Monti Havre (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Gory Avr (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Montes Le Havre (Chile. IH chart 58, 1971; IHA, 1974, p.181). The mountains were surveyed from the ground by BAS from "Fossil Bluff", 1976-77.

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69° 16' 00.0" S
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71° 45' 00.0" W
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