Purvis, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Purvis (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
S point of Dundee Island, was roughly charted by Ross on 30 December 1842, and named after Commodore (later Vice-Adm.) John Brett Purvis (1787-1857), Senior Naval Officer, East Coast of South America, 1842-44 (BA chart 1238, 1844; Ross, 1847a, p.328 and map facing p.329; [referring to the SE point of the island and SW entrance point of Firth of Tay] BA charts 3205, 2.ix.1938; 3175, 1.iii.1940; [correctly indicated] APC, 1958, p.6; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Cap Purvis (Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, Pl.43). Kap Purvis (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, first end map). Cabo Purvis (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; [misapplied to the E point of the island] Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.611; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.233). Kapp Purvis (HA chart, 1928). The cape was further charted by FIDS from Trepassey in January 1947, and surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1953.
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