Cape Alexander

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

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

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Place ID: 203
Name ID: 107484

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

S tip of Churchill Peninsula dividing Oscar II Coast from Foyn Coast, was photographed from the air by RARE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from Hope Bay in 1947; called Cape Foyn (Ronne, 1949, map p.230); in association with the names of members of the War Cabinet grouped in this area, named after The Rt Hon. Albert Victor Alexander (later 1st Earl Alexander of Hillsborough) (1885-1965), First Lord of the Admiralty, 1940-46, who was particularly concerned with Operation Tabarin when it was authorized in 1943 (BA chart 3570, 27.vi.1952; APC, 1955, p.4; DOS 610 sheet 66 62, 1955). Cabo Foyn (Argentina. MM chart N- P -1, 1952). Cabo Alejandro (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.324; Pierrou, 1970, p.155). Cabo Alexander (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.331; Chile. IHA 1974, p.23). Cap Alexander (France. SHM chart 5879, 1956). Capo Foyn (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 12-13). Mys Aleksander (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Cabo Suecia [=cape Sweden], in association with SwAE (Argentina. MM, 18/1.ii.1963).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 44' 00.0" S
- 66.73333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 37' 00.0" W
- 62.61667°
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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:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-May-1951

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