Name details

Cape Sheffield

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111142

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

NW point of Rugged Island (q.v.) and SW entrance point of New Plymouth, Livingston Island, was named after Capt. James P. Sheffield, Master of the brig Hersilia (Hersilia Cove, q.v.) from Stonington in 1819-20 and 1820-21, who was the first American sealer known to have visited the South Shetland Islands; in 1819-20 he took 8868 seal skins while operating from his headquarters at Rugged Island (USHO, 1943, p.101; APC, 1959a, p.11; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Cabo Sheffield (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.219; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.258). The cape was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 36' 49.5" S
- 62.61375°
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Longitude:
61° 18' 02.9" W
- 61.30081°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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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:
7-Jul-1959

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