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Darbel Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108425

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.

Names that other countries have for this feature:


between Cape Bellue and Cape Rey, Loubet Coast, was roughly charted by FAE, 1908-10, and included with Matha Strait (q.v.) and Crystal Sound (q.v.) under the name Baie Matha (Charcot, 1910, map facing p.370); later named Baie Marin Darbel after Capt. Laurent-Victor Marin-Darbel (b.1849), of the French Navy (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Marin Darbel Bay (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; 1948, p.208). Kerlu Bay, probably referring to this bay (ICRD, 1920, p.42). Marin Darbel B. (HA chart, 1927). Following air reconnaissance on 20 December 1928, Wilkins erroneously showed the bay as the W part of a channel cutting through Graham Land and called it Marin Darbel Fjord (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374). Martin [sic] Darbel-Fjorden (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The feature was further charted as a bay by DI in 1931. Marin-Darbel Fiord (NGS map, [1932]). Bahía de Marin Darbel, following sketch survey by BGLE (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.272). Bahía Marin Darbel (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.194). Martin [sic] Darbel Bay (BA, 1952, p.5). Darbel Bay (BA chart 3570,; APC, 1955, p.8; DCS 601 sheet 66 64, 1955; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961). Bahía Darbel (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.286; Pierrou, 1970, p.293). The bay was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1957. Marin Darbel Baai (Knapp, 1958, p.579). Darvel [sic] Bay (Wynne-Edwards, 1960, p.314). Zaliv Darbel' (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Bahía Darbel Marin, as rejected form (Chile. IHA, 1974, p.194).

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66° 30' 00.0" S
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65° 58' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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