Name details

Cape Melville

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110112

Feature type: Cape

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

SE point of King George Island, was charted by Bransfield, 22 January 1820, and named after Robert Saunders Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (Cape Dundas, q.v.) (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]; Bone, 1821, p.746; Fildes, 1821b, chart [4]; BA chart [no number], 1822; 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.15; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). South Foreland (Powell, chart, 1822a; Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). The name Cape Melville was also applied to North Foreland (q.v.) on some early charts. Cap Melville (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5; d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Cabo Melville (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Pierrou, 1970, p.516; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.199). Süd Vorland [=south foreland] (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Capo Melville (Faustini, 1904, p.4). Kap Melville (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol.2, second end map). The cape was further charted by FAE, 1908-10, in December 1909. Cap Meerille [sic] (Bongrain, 1914, Pl.2 (upper photograph) following p.60). Kapp Melville (HA chart, 1928). The cape was recharted by DI in January 1937 and photographed from the air by FIDASE in December 1956. Mys Melvill (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Punta Melville, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.199).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 01' 29.0" S
- 62.02472°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
57° 34' 51.0" W
- 57.58083°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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