Name details

Ambush Bay

Ambush Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Ambush Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107500

Feature type: Bay

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

N coast of Joinville Island, was called Bahïa Carminatti after Gualterio Carminatti, naval engineer of Swiss birth, who served 38 years in the Argentine Navy and who in 1903 was Chief Engineer in Uruguay, which rescued members of SwAE (Argentina. MM, 1956, p.115; Pierrou, 1970, p.242); following survey by FIDS from Hope Bay , 1953-54, named Ambush Bay, because the bay may trap the unwary mariner if its dangers are not known (APC, 1958, p.4; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 11' 00.0" S
- 63.18333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
55° 27' 00.0" W
- 55.45000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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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:
4-Sep-1957

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