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Cape Kater

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109579

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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NW point of Whittle Peninsula, Davis Coast. The coast in this vicinity was roughly sketched in January 1829 by Foster, who used this name probably to refer to the present feature, after Capt. Henry Kater (1777-1835), English mathematician and physicist, who made important experiments with pendulums and telescopes and who was a member of the Committee for Foster's expedition (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; [definitely referring to this cape] BA chart 1238, iii.1901; 3205, 2.ix.1938; APC, 1955, p.13; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). The cape was surveyed by SwAE in December 1902 and called Cape Gunnar after Dr J.G. Andersson (Andersson Island, q.v.) (Andersson, 1904c, p.216; Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316). Kap Gunnar (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Cap Gunnar Andersson (Nordenskjöld and others, [1904c], map p.232-33). Cabo Gumar [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Cabo Gunnar (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Cap Gunnar, Cap Kater (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1 and 11). Gvas Point, after the steam whaling ship Gvas (Charcot Bay, q.v.) (Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]). Kapp Kater (HA chart, 1928). Cabo Kater (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.456; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.169). The cape was further surveyed from a distance by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November 1948. Cabo Katter [sic] (Gándara Bofil, 1953, p.343). The cape was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1959-60. Mys Keyter (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24).

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63° 46' 00.0" S
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59° 50' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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