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Sobral Peninsula

Sobral Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sobral Peninsula  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111257

Feature type: Peninsula


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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extending S from Muskeg Gap into Larsen Ice Shelf, W of Larsen Inlet, Nordenskjöld Coast, was roughly mapped by SwAE in October 1902, when the name Kap Sobral was applied to its S point after Tte José María Sobral (1880-1961), of the Argentine Navy, assistant meteorologist, hydrographer and astronomer with SwAE; later Director, Department of Mines, Buenos Aires (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Cap Sobral (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Cabo Sobral (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.666). Cape Sobral (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316; [in 64°26'S 59°11'W] BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; [in 64°40'S 59°40'W incorrectly shown as the S point of an island] 3175, 12.xi.1954; [in 64°36'S 59°40'W] APC, 1955, p.19; [incorrectly shown as the S point of an island] USDMAAC chart JNC-117N, 1975). Kapp Sobral (HA chart, 1928). The peninsula was seen from the air by Ellsworth, 3 January 1935, and erroneously reported as an island separated from the mainland coast by a channel c. 6 km wide (Ellsworth, 1935, p.399). Resurvey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November 1947 failed to determine the true nature of the feature. An Argentine refuge hut was established on the peninsula in 64°30'S 59°40'W, 23 June 1959, for seasonal use by field parties travelling S from "Esperanza", and was called "Guaraní" after the Argentine tugboat Guaraní. The feature was further surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1958-61, when it was shown to be joined to the mainland coast at Muskeg Gap. Sobral Peninsula (APC, 1964, p.4; BAS 250 sheet SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1974). Isla Chandler, erroneously referring to the peninsula after Tte Alberto Chandler Baunen, of the Chilean Navy, navigator and meteorologist in the Argentine corvette Uruguay on her first Antarctic voyage in 1903 (Chile. DNH chart 12, 1964; IHA, 1974, p.72). Mys Sobral' (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24).

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64° 31' 00.0" S
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59° 40' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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