Name details

Mount William

William, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount William  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111961

Feature type: Mountain

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

rising to 1515m SW of Börgen Bay, SE Anvers Island, was roughly charted by Biscoe, 21 February 1832, as the highest mountain visible from Biscoe Bay (q.v.), where he made a landing; named after William IV, King of England (Clarence Island, q.v.) (Biscoe, 1830-33b, 21 February 1832; [Biscoe], 1832c, p.75; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3212, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.22; DOS 310 Anvers Island, East Sheet, 1965). Mont William (Biscoe, 1833a, p.313; Lecointe, map, 1899). Mont Williams [sic] (d'Urville, 1842, p.24). Berg William (Ross, 1847b, end map). Monte William (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.303). Mt. William (Neumayer, 1872a, Tafel 2). William Berg (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Monte Guillermo [translation of English name] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). William Bg. (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, Fig. 20, p.56). William Fj. (HA chart, 1927). The mountain was further charted by DI in 1927. Williamfjellet (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Mount Français (q.v.), in error (Rymill, 1938a, photograph facing p.300). Monte Williams [sic], Cerro Williams (Ihl C. and Ayala A., 1947, photograph p.52 and p.70). Monte Muru a, so called by AAE possibly after a member of the expedition (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.265). The mountain was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956 and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Arthur Harbour", 1956-58. Monte Capitán Mendioroz, so called by AAE after Capt. Domingo F. Mendioroz of FATA, who was killed in an air crash (Argentina. MM chart 129, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.237. Williams [sic] Berg (Knapp, 1958, p.588).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 47' 00.0" S
- 64.78333°
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Longitude:
63° 41' 00.0" W
- 63.68333°
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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 Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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