Name details

Cape Possession

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110682

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

W point of Chanticleer Island off Hoseason Island (q.v.), Palmer Archipelago, was roughly indicated by Powell (chart, 1828); charted in 53°45'S 61°45'W by Foster, who landed on the cape, 7 January 1829, and named it in assertion of British sovereignty over the area (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; BA chart 1240, [post iv.1843]; [referring in error to the W-most point of Hoseason Island] chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; [correctly positioned] APC, 1955, p.17; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Possession Cape (Foster, [1829]; [Kendall], 1831, p.64; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839). Cap Possession (d'Urville, 1842, p.21; Gourdon, 1908, end map; Bongrain, 1914, vue 14 following p.60). Cabo Posesión (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; [referring to the W-most point of Hoseason Island] Pierrou, 1970, p.598; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.229). The cape was further charted by FAE, 1903-05. Kap Possession (Nordenksjöld, 1911b, p.48). Kapp Possession (HA chart, 1928). Cabo Poseción, referring to the W-most point of Hoseason Island (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). Cabo Possessión, referring to the W-most point of Hoseason Island (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Cape Possesion [sic], as rejected form (USBGN, 1956, p.246). The cape was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Mys Pozeshen (Soviet Union. MMF chart 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 44' 00.0" S
- 63.73333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
61° 49' 00.0" W
- 61.81667°
Unknown precision
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:
Unknown
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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