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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Sobral, Cape (RUS) 64° 35' 00.0" S 59° 40' 00.0" W Cape
Name ID: 120676 Place ID: 13606

Sobral, Cape (GBR) 64° 35' 49.1" S 59° 35' 30.9" W Cape
Name ID: 136808 Place ID: 13606

Southeastern most tip of Sobral Peninsula, Nordenskjöld Coast, was roughly mapped by SwAE in October 1902, and named Kap Sobral, after Tte José María Sobral (1880-1961), of the Argentine Navy, assistant meteorologist, hydrographer and astronomer with SwAE; later Director, Department of Mines, Buenos Aires (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Cap Sobral (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Cabo Sobral (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.666). Cape Sobral (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316; [in 64°26"S 59°11"W] BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; [in 64°40"S 59°40"W incorrectly shown as the S point of an island] 3175, 12.xi.1954; and 1984 [in 64°36"S 59°40"W]. The name was approved by APC, 1951 [incorrectly as the S point of an island], but was removed, 1964, following further survey work by FIDS from Hope Bay 1960-61, when the name Sobral Peninsula was approved for the entire peninsula. Reinstated by APC in 2009 following the break-up of the Larsen Ice Shelf, rendering the peninsula and cape navigable to shipping. (APC 2009).

Sobral, Cape (USA) 64° 33' 00.0" S 59° 34' 00.0" W Cape
Name ID: 131853 Place ID: 13606

High, mainly snow-covered elevation which surmounts the S end of Sobral Peninsula, on the E coast of Graham Land. Discovered by the SwedAE, 1901-04, under Nordenskjold, who named it for Lt. Jose M. Sobral of the Argentine Navy, asst. physicist and meteorologist with the expedition.

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