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Beascochea Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107716

Feature type: Bay


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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off Grandidier Channel, Graham Coast, was sighted by BeAE in 1898, but wrongly identified with Bismarck Strait (q.v.) and called Canale Bismarck (Gerlache, 1902a, end map) or Détroit de Bismarck (?) [sic](Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5). Bismarch [sic] Bucht (Sund?) (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Baie de Bismarck (Nordenskjöld and others, [1904]c, map p.232-33). Bismarck Bay (Balch, 1904, map facing p.81). Bismarcks Bukt (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Bismarck Bay or Channel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316). The bay was roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, and named Baie Beascochea after Capt. (F) Mariano Beascoechea [sic] (1869-1943), of the Argentine Navy, who assisted the expedition at Ushuaia in January 1904 (Charcot, 1906b, p.474). Baies [sic] Beascochea (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316). Bahïa Bismarck (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Beascochea Bay (BA chart 1238, ix.1908; APC, 1955, p.5; BA chart 3573, 26.viii.1960). The bay was further charted by FAE, 1908-10, on 4 January 1909. Bahïa Beascochea (Gourdon, [1910], p.133; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.43). Beascocheia [sic] Bay (Charcot, [1911], p.161). Bismarck Bucht (Nordenskjöld, 1917, map facing p.68). Beascochea B. (HA chart, 1927). The bay was surveyed by BGLE in August 1935 and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Baie Beasochea [sic] (France. SHM, 1937, p.408). Bahïa Beascoechea [sic] (Argentina. MM chart 130, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.194). Beascochea Baai (Knapp, 1958, p.568). Beacochea [sic] Bay (USHO, 1960, p.366, 2nd view). Bukhta Biskochi (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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65° 30' 00.0" S
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63° 56' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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