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Sterneck Island

Sterneck Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sterneck Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111401

Feature type: Island


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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between Cierva Point and Charles Point, Danco Coast, was charted by BeAE as a cape, 24 January 1898, and named Cap von Sterneck after Gen. R. von Sterneck, of Vienna, who designed the pendulum apparatus used by the expedition (Lecointe, map, 1899; 1903, Carte 5). Cape von Sterneck (Cook, 1900, p.135; BA chart 1238, ix.1908; [referring to a point on the mainland] BA chart 3205, vii.1909). Cape von Sterrieek [sic] (Cook, 1900, map p.xx). Cape van Sterneck, Cap V. Sterneck (Gourdon, 1908, p.36 and end map). Cape Charles, in error (Charles Point, q.v.) (BA chart 3205, vii.1909; Gould, 1941, footnote p.239). Seaway Sp. corrected to Cape W. Spring (in error for Spring Point, q.v.) (Kristinasen, chart, [?1916-17]). The name of von Sterneck was also applied incorrectly to Cape Herschel (q.v.). The feature was charted as an island by CAE, 1947, and called Isla Telegrafista Rivera after Carlos Rivera T., a telegraphist on the expedition (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Isla César (Di Lena, 1956, map p.95). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Isla Apéndice [=appendix island], so called by AAE, 1953-54, from its shape (Argentina. MM chart 128, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.169). Islote Apéndice (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.97). Andrew Island (Bancroft, 1959, Fig.11 facing p.102). Cape Spring, probably referring in error to this feature (Spring Point, q.v.) (USHO, 1960, p.353, 1st view). Following study of FIDASE air photographs, the island was identified as the feature originally named by BeAE. Sterneck Island (APC, 1960, p.7; BA chart 3560, 7.iv.1961). Isla Rivera (Chile. DNH chart 1500, 1963; IHA, 1974, p.243). Apéndice Island (USBGN, 1965, p.92). Isla Riviera [sic] (Alarcón and others, 1976, p.29).

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64° 11' 00.0" S
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61° 01' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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