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Cape Smith

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111239

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:


NE point of Smith Island (q.v.), was roughly charted by Capt. William Smith in the brig Williams in October 1819 and named after him. Smith's Cape (Smith, 1819; Foster, chart, 1820; BA chart [no number], 1822). Smith Cap (Miers, 1820b, map facing p.228). Smiths Cape, referring to a non-existent point W of the cape (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Cap Smith (Miers, 1821, map p.4). South Cape (Weddell, 1825a, p.131). Cape Christi, Cape Christie (Mount Christi, q.v.) (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; [1829b]). Smith Cape (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839). Cap Smyth [sic] (Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, Pl. 43). Cabo Smyth (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Smith C. (Petermann, map, 1867). Cape Smith (USHO chart 1132, 1894; BA chart 3205,; [in 62 °51'S 62°20'W] 25.iii.1937; [co-ordinates corrected] APC, 1955, p.19; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Cabo Smith (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; [referring to a point 3 km W of the cape] Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948; Pierrou, 1970, p.665; [referring to the cape] Chile. IHA, 1974, p.263). Smith K (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, Fig. 20, p.56). Kapp Smith (HA chart, 1928). Cabo Granville, so called by AAE, 1947-48, after the expedition ship Granville (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948; Pierrou, 1970, p.401). The cape was recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from John Biscoe, 1951-52. Granville (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.233). Capo Barlow (Barlow Island, q.v.) (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Mys Smit (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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62° 52' 25.5" S
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62° 18' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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