Name details

Biscoe Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107810

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 of Biscoe Point, S Anvers Island, was the probable landing site of John Biscoe, Master, RN (1794-1843), when on 21 February 1832 he took formal possession of what he believed to be part of the mainland of Antarctica (Biscoe, 1830-33b); roughly charted on 8 February 1898 by BeAE, which related the bay to Biscoe's description and named it Baie de Biscoe (Lecointe, map, 1899; Gerlache, 1900a, p.400). Baie de Bisco (Lecointe, 1900, map facing p.132). Biscoe Bay (BA chart 1238, vii.1900; APC, 1955, p.5; BA chart 3572, 29.xi.1974). Bay of Biscoe (Cook, 1900, map p.xx). Biscoe Bucht (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Golfe Biscoe (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Biscoes Bukt (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Bahïa Biscoe (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.205; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.47). Bahía de Biscoe (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Biscoe B. (HA chart, 1928). Bisco [sic] Bay (USAAF chart 1762, 1946). The bay was surveyed by FIDS from Arthur Harbour in 1955. Biscoe Baai (Knapp, 1958, p.569).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 48' 00.0" S
- 64.80000°
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Longitude:
63° 49' 00.0" W
- 63.81667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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