Destruction Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Destruction Bay (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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 Melville and Taylor Point, King George Island, was known to nineteenth-century sealers; named Bay of Destruction by Sherratt probably because his ship Lady Trowbridge was wrecked in this vicinity on Christmas Day 1820 (Sherratt, 1821, map facing col. 1215-16); also called Liverpool Bay (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Liverpool Bucht (Weddell, 1827, third end map). The bay was charted by DI in 1937 and photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Bukhta Destrokshen (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, map p.175). Destruction Bay (APC, 1960, p.3; DOS 610 sheet W 62 56, 1968). Bahía Destrucción (Argentina. MM chart H-710, 1977).
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