Cierva Cove

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Cierva Cove (64°9′S 60°53′W / 64.150°S 60.883°W / -64.150; -60.883Coordinates: 64°9′S 60°53′W / 64.150°S 60.883°W / -64.150; -60.883) is a cove lying 6 nautical miles (11 km) southeast of Cape Sterneck in Hughes Bay, just south of Chavdar Peninsula along the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. Shown on an Argentine government chart of 1950, it was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 for Juan de la Cierva, the Spanish designer of the autogiro, which was the first successful rotating wing aircraft in 1923.[1]

Capitán Cobbett Refuge[edit]

Capitán Cobbett Refuge
Primavera Base, Cierva Cove (46567604444).jpg
Capitán Cobbett Refuge is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Capitán Cobbett Refuge
Capitán Cobbett Refuge
Location of Capitán Cobbett Refuge in Antarctic Peninsula
Coordinates: 64°09′21″S 60°57′19″W / 64.155766°S 60.955183°W / -64.155766; -60.955183
Country Argentina
Location in Antarctic PeninsulaCierva Cove
Graham Land
Administered byArgentine Army
Established1954 (1954)

Refuge Capitán Cobbett (64°09′21″S 60°57′19″W / 64.155766°S 60.955183°W / -64.155766; -60.955183) is an Argentine refuge in Antarctica located in Cierva Cove, in the Antarctic Peninsula, on the north access to the Gerlache Strait. The refuge was inaugurated on January 23, 1954 with the name of naval refuge Cape Primavera. The Antarctic Command of the Argentine Army inaugurated, on March 3, 1977, the Primavera Base following the works to the refuge and the construction of new buildings.

The refuge is a small building that currently has the function of a laboratory; it has two rooms and a bathroom, and has supplies for three men for three months. The name pays tribute to Captain Enrique Cobbett, who died in August 1826 in the shipwreck of the frigate Buenos Aires on Cape Horn. The refuge was renovated, in March 2017, by a task force of the transport ship ARA Bahía San Blas.[2][circular reference]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cierva Cove". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  2. ^ Refugio naval Capitán Cobbett, Retrieved September 19, 2018[circular reference]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Cierva Cove". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)

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