Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Northrop, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cape Northrop (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cape
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:
on N side of Whirlwind Inlet, dividing Foyn Coast from Bowman Coast, was seen from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928, and named after John Knudsen Northrop (1895-1967), designer of the Lockheed aircraft used on the Wilkins-Hearst Antarctic Expedition, 1928-29 ([in c. 67°30'S 62°45'W] Wilkins, 1929, p.366; Wordie, 1929, map following p.304; BA chart 3175, 7.vii.1933; 1.iii.1940; [coordinates corrected] 12.xi.1954; APC, 1955, p.16; DCS 601 sheet 67 64, 1955; [referring in error to Tent Nunatak, q.v.] BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). Cape Northrup [sic] (Ellsworth, 1938, p.293). The cape was photographed from the air by USAS in 1940. Cabo Northrop (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.554; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.213). Following survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in December 1947, and in the absence of published photographs by Wilkins, it was not possible to identify with certainty the feature originally seen by him, and it was decided to apply the name to the present feature lying in the approximate latitude reported by him. Cabo Policarpo Toro, so called by CAE probably after a member of the expedition (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.202). Mys Nortrop (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).
No images of this place could be found.