Name details

Cape Willems

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111952

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 Flandres Bay (q.v.), Danco Coast, was charted by BeAE in February 1898 and named Cap Willems after Pierre Willems, who assisted the expedition (Lecointe, map, 1899). Cap Pierre Willems (Lecointe, 1900a, map facing p.132). Cape Willems (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; BA chart 1238, ix. 1908; 3205, 25.iii.1937; [in 64°56'S 63°13'W] APC, 1955, p.22: [co-ordinates corrected] BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959; APC, 1986, p.4). Kap Willems (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Cabo Willem [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Cap P. Willems (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316). Cabo Guillermo [=cape William] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Pointe P. Willems (Matha and Rey, 1911, p.62). Kapp Willems (HA chart, 1928). Cape Pierre Willems, as rejected form (USBGN, 1947, p.250). Cabo Willems (DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.728; Chile. IHA, 1974. p.302). The cape was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Mys Villems (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 57' 00.0" S
- 64.95000°
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Longitude:
63° 16' 00.0" W
- 63.26667°
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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 Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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