Name details

Active Sound

Active Sound (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Active Sound  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107440

Feature type: Sound

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

between Joinville Island and Dundee Island, running ENE from Antarctic Sound to Firth of Tay, was charted by DWE and named after Active (Capt. T. Robertson), one of the four barques of DWE, which passed through the sound, 5-8 January 1893 (Balæna Valley, Diana Reef, Cape Kinnes, Kinnes Cove, q.v.) (Robertson, chart, 1893a; BA chart 1238, x.1893; APC, 1955, p. 4; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14, 1-DOS 1973). Active Channel (Donald, chart, [1892-93]). Active Sund (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7, facing p.304). Détroit de l'Active Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, map p.232-33). Active Strait (Balch, 1904, map facing p.81). Estrecho del Active (Riso Patron S., 1908, p. 13). Seno Active (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Active S. (HA chart, 1928). Paso Activo (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). Estrecho Active (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.148; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.17). The sound was surveyed by FIDS from Hope Bay , 1952-54. Active Sond (Knapp, 1958, p.567). Proliv Aktiv (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 25' 00.0" S
- 63.41667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
56° 09' 00.0" W
- 56.15000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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