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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Alvarado, cabo (ARG) 62° 27' 00.0" S 60° 48' 00.0" W Cape
Name ID: 100063 Place ID: 13197

Costa N de isla Livingston, islas Shetland del Sur. El nombre recuerda al General Rudecindo Alvarado, guerrero de la Independencia argentina, nacido en Salta en 1792. Fue aceptado por la C.C.G. en 1956. SHN carta H-712.

Cape Shirreff (RUS) 62° 25' 00.0" S 60° 48' 00.0" W Cape
Name ID: 120558 Place ID: 13197

Cape Shirreff (GBR) 62° 27' 33.7" S 60° 47' 32.9" W Cape
Name ID: 111160 Place ID: 13197

W entrance point of Hero Bay, N Livingston Island, was roughly charted by Bransfield, 17 January 1820, and named Shirreffs Cape after Capt. (later Rear-Adm.) William Henry Shirreff, RN (1785-1847), Senior Naval Officer, West Coast of South America, 1817-21, who had despatched Bransfield (Master in his flagship HMS Andromache) to investigate the new discoveries reported by Smith in February 1819 (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]). In subsequent usage the name was frequently miss-spelt. Sheriffs Cape (Burdick, 1820-21, 25 January 1821). Shireff Cape, Shireffs Cape (Palmer, 1820-21, 30 November and 15 December 1820). Cape Sherif (Fildes, 1821c). Cape Sheriff (Fildes, 1821c; Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Sheriff Cape (Fildes, 1821c). Cape Sherriff (Fildes, 1821c; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; Carey and Nelson, 1931b). Sherriffs Cape (Fildes, 1821c). Cape Shireff (Bone, 1821, p.691). Sheriff's Cape (Davis, 1821-22, 31 December 1821; BA chart [no number], 1822). Sherifs Cape (Davis, 1821-22, 24 December 1821). Cape Shirreff (Powell, chart, 1822a; BA chart 3205,; 27.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.19; BA chart 1776, 19.vii.1968). Cap Sheriff (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). Cap Shireff (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Kap Sheriff (Fildes, 1827, p.447). Cape Shiriff (Biscoe, 1830-33b, 3 March 1832). Cabo Shirreff (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.258). Cabo Chirreff [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Shirreff's Cape (Gould, 1925, map facing p.280). Kapp Shirreff (HA chart, 1928). The cape was recharted by DI, 1930-31. Cap Shirreff (France. SHM, 1937, p.396). Cabo Giralt, so called by AAE probably after a member of the expedition (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.219). Mys Shorriffa (Aleyner, 1955, p.86). The cape was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Cabo General Alvarado, so called by AAE after Gen. Rudecindo Alvarado (1792-1872), Argentine soldier who fought in the War of Independence (Argentina. MM chart 127, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.387). Capo Shirreff (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Mys Shirreff (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Mys Sherreff (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). In 1967 the ice-free area in the vicinity of the cape was designated SPA No. 11 under the Antarctic Treaty (FO, 1967, p.7).

Cape Shirreff (USA) 62° 27' 00.0" S 60° 47' 00.0" W Cape
Name ID: 131551 Place ID: 13197

Prominent cape at the N end of the rocky peninsula which separates Hero and Barclay Bays on the N coast of Livingston Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Named by Edward Bransfield in 1820 for Capt. William H. Shirreff, at that time the British commanding officer in the Pacific.

Shirreff, Cabo (CHL) 62° 28' 00.0" S 60° 47' 00.0" W Cape
Name ID: 106258 Place ID: 13197

Fue denominado por Edward Bransfield en 1820 en honor del capitán William H. Shirreff, en aquel tiempo comandante general en el Pacífico. Se encuentra formando el extremo N de una península rocosa que separa las bahías Blythe y Barcky, está situado cerca del extremo W de la costa N de isla Livingston.

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