Name details

Cape Vostok

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111794

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

NE entrance point of Lazarev Bay, NW Alexander Island, was sighted by RAE in January 1821 and by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909; photographed from the air by RARE in 1947 and mapped from air photographs by FIDS in 1959; named after the RAE sloop Vostok (Capt. T.T. Bellingshausen, Bellingshausen Sea, q.v.), in association with Mirnyy Peak (q.v.) ([in 69° 07'S 72°10'W] APC, 1961, p.4; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; Searle, 1963, end map; [co-ordinates corrected from US LANDSAT imagery of February 1975] BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/5 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978; APC, 1986, p.4). Mys Vostok (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 08' 00.0" S
- 69.13333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
72° 09' 00.0" W
- 72.15000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
2-Mar-1961

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