Name details

Mount Nicholas

Nicholas, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Nicholas  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110349

Feature type: Mountain

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

rising to c. 1350m S of Cape Brown (q.v.), NE Alexander Island, was seen from a distance by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909 and roughly mapped as an island separated by a channel from the main island; named Iñle Nicolas II after Nicholas II (1868-1918), Tsar of Russia, 1895 1917 (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1 and 2; Bongrain, 1914, vues 39 and 42 following p.60). Nikolas IInd Island (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914). Nicolas II Island (BA, 1916, view facing p.409). Nicholas II Island (BA, 1930, p.88). Nikolai IIs Ö (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Nicolas 2nd Island (Herdman, 1932, chart 7). The coast in this vicinity was photographed from the air by BGLE, 1 February 1937, and the feature named by FAE was incorrectly identified as Calais Mountain (Mount Calais, q.v.) (Stephenson, 1940, p.174). At the same time the name Cape Nicholas was applied in error to the seaward bulge of Mount Calais in c. 69°10'S 70°05'W (Rymill, 1938b; Stephenson, 1940, p.174 and map facing p.232; Australia. DI map, 1939; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; DCS 9 sheet F, 1949). Cabo Nicholas (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Kapp Nicholas (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Cabo Nicolás (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). Mys Nikolaya (Aleyner, 1949, map p.342). Following survey by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in 1948, the feature named by FAE was identified with the present feature, which was renamed Mount Nicholas (APC, 1955, p.16; BA, 1956, p.82; chart 3175, 5.vii.1957; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963). Capo Nicholas, Capo Nicola (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Gora Nikola (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Monte Nicolás II (Chile. DNH chart 1600, 1963; IHA, 1974, p.212).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 22' 00.0" S
- 69.36667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
69° 54' 00.0" W
- 69.90000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Mar-1955

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