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Black Coast

Black Coast (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107818

Feature type: Coast


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:


from Cape Boggs to Cape Mackintosh, was photographed from the air on 30 December 1940 and roughly surveyed from the ground by USAS; named Richard Black Coast after Cdr (later Rear-Adm.) Richard Blackburn Black, USNR (b.1902), Leader of USAS "East Base", surveyor with Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1933-35, and member of ODF, 1955-56, the name variously referring to parts of the coast Cape Collier to c. 76°30'S (USAAF chart , 1942), Smith Inlet to c. 77°20'S (USHO chart 2562, 1943), Hilton Inlet to Nantucket Inlet (USHO chart 2562, 1947), Cape Boggs to Nantucket Inlet (USHO, 1947, p.20); further surveyed by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island", 1947-48 (Mason, 1950a, p.151). Costa Richard Black, referring to parts of the coast c. 70 30'S to c. 76 30'S (Argentina. IGM map, 1946), Cape Boggs to Nantucket Inlet (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.328), Cape Boggs to Cape Mackintosh (Pierrou, 1970, p.624). Richard Black-Kysten (Rønne, 1950b, p.132). Black Coast, referring to parts of the coast Cape Boggs to Cape Herdman (BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954), Cape Boggs to Cape Mackintosh (APC, 1955, p.5; DCS 601 sheets 70 60 and 71 60, 1955; sheet 72 60, 1956; BA, 1961, p.150). Bereg Richarda Blaka, from c. 71 S to c. 76 S (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). Bereg Richarda Bleka (Soviet Union, UNGSVF chart 334, 1958). Costa R. Black (Argentina. IGM map, 1966). Costa Black (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.48). Costa Black (Argentina. AA, 1991, p. 7)

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71° 45' 00.0" S
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62° 00' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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