Name details

Charcot Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108155

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

between Whittle Peninsula and Cape Kjellman, Davis Coast, was charted by SwAE in 1902 and named Charcot Bucht, after Dr Jean-Baptiste Etienne August Charcot (1867-1936), French polar explorer; Commander of FAE, 1903-05 and 1908-10, and of subsequent expeditions to Greenland, who was lost with his ship Pourquoi-Pas? (Pourquoi Pas Island, q.v.) off Iceland, 16 September 1936 (Andersson, 1904c, p.216; Nordenskjöld, 1917, map facing p.68). Gvas Bay, referring collectively to this bay and to Bone Bay, after the steam whaling ship Gvas (Kapt. A. Kristinasen) (Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]). Charcot Bay (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.7; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Charcot B. (HA chart, 1928). Baie Charcot (France. SHM, 1937, p.403). Bahïa Charcot (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.282; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.73). Bahïa de Charcot (Gándara Bofil, 1953, p.343). The bay was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1959-60. Zaliv Sharko (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 48' 00.0" S
- 63.80000°
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Longitude:
59° 32' 00.0" W
- 59.53333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
28-Jan-1953

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