Name details

Discovery Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108523

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 Spark Point and Ash Point, N coast of Greenwich Island, was known to sealers and whalers in the area at least from 1822; charted by DI in 1934-35 and probably named at that time after Discovery II (Nelson and others, chart, 1935b; BA chart 3205, 24.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.8; DOS 610 sheet W 62 58, 1968). Bahía Discovery (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.316). The bay was further charted by CAE, 1947, and a Chilean station was established on Guesalaga Peninsula (q.v.). Bahía Chile, after the Republic of Chile (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.74). Baie Discovery (France. SHM chart 1148, 1947). Bahía Soberanía [=sovereignty bay] (Chile. IGM map, 1947). Soberanía, Bahía de Soberanía, Puerto Soberanía, ([CACA], 1948, p.31-32). Bahía Descubrimiento [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.17). Baie de la Découverte (Discovery) (France. SHM, 1954, p.46). Baia Discovery (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). The bay was further charted by an RN Hydrographic Survey Unit from HMS Protector in 1964. Chile Bay (Shiino, 1970, sketch map p.120).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 28' 58.7" S
- 62.48297°
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Longitude:
59° 42' 57.6" W
- 59.71600°
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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:
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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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