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Admiralty Sound

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107456

Feature type: Sound


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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separating Seymour Island and Snow Hill Island from James Ross Island, was discovered in its N part by Ross, 6 January 1843, and named Admiralty Inlet, its full extent being unknown (Ross, 1847a, p.343; BA chart 1238, 1844). Canal Admiralty (Spain. DH chart, 1861). Admiralty Bai (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Fjord dell' Ammiragliato (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). The feature was charted and proved to be a sound by SwAE, 9-10 March 1902 (Nordenskj"ld and others, 1905, p.137). Bah¡a Almirant zgo ([Ir¡zar], 1903, map facing p.128). Admiralit"tsbucht (Nordenskj"ld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.161). Admiralit"ts-Sund (Nordenskj"ld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.118). Admiralitets-Sundet (Nordenskj"ld, 1904b, p.166). Admiralty Bay (Ir¡zar, 1904, p.587). Admiralty Sound (Nordenskj"ld, 1904f, map facing p.128; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.4; BAS 250 sheet SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1974). Admiralty Sund (Faustini, 1904, p.6). Estrecho del Almirant zgo (Nordenskj"ld, 1904c, p.23). Golfo del Almirant zgo (Nordenskj"ld, 1904c, p.12). Amiralitets-Sundet, Amiralitets-Viken (Nordenskj"ld, 1904a, p.49-50). D'troit de l'Amiraut' (Nordenskj"ld and others, [1904c], map p.232-33). Admiralit"t-Strasse (Nordenskj"ld, 1905a, map p.236). Admiraliteits-Sond (Nordenskj"ld and others, 1907, p.49). Stretto dell' Ammiragliato (Duse, 1907, p.56). Seymour-Meer, probably referring to N part (Nordenskj"ld and others, 1907, p.63). Admiralit"ts Strasse (Nordenskj"ld, 1911b, Karte 3). Admiralty S. (HA chart, 1928). Admiralty Strait (AGS map, sheet 1, [1928]). Admiraltysundet (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Paso Almirant zgo (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.25). Estrecho Almirant zgo (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949). The sound was surveyed by FIDS from Hope Bay , 1952-54. Estrecho Thompson (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.321). Estrecho Admiralty (Cordini, 1955, p.5). Estrecho Bouchard, after Tte Coronel de Marina Hip¢lito Bouchard (1783-1837), of the Argentine Navy, who fought under General San Mart

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64° 20' 00.0" S
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57° 10' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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