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Erebus and Terror Gulf

Erebus and Terror Gulf (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Erebus and Terror Gulf  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108699

Feature type: Gulf


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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between Dundee Island and Seymour Island, bounded by Andersson Island, Tabarin Peninsula, Vega Island and James Ross Island to W, was roughly charted by Ross, December 1842-January 1843, and named Gulf of Erebus and Terror after his two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, lost in the Canadian Arctic in 1848, with Sir John Franklin's expedition (Ross, chart, [1843?]). i Erebus Gulf (BA chart 1240, [post iv.1843]; Ross, 1847a, end map). Erebus and Terror Gulf (BA chart 1238, 1844; Ross, 1847a, map facing p.329; APC, 1955, p.9; BA chart 3205, 15.iii.1957; DOS 610 sheet W 64 56, 1961). Golfe Erebus and Terror (Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, Pl.43). Golfo Erebus y Terror (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Pierrou, 1970, p.342; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.116). Erebus and Terror Golf (Petermann, map, 1867). Gulf of Erebus (McMormick, 1884, p.334). Erebus and Terror Bay (Bruce, 1894, p.59). The gulf was further charted by Larsen, 1893-94. Erebus og Terror Gulf (Larsen, 1894a, p.131). Erebus-und Terror-Golf (Petersen, 1895a p.269). Golfo Erebus e Terra [sic] (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). The gulf was mapped by SwAE, 1902-04. Golfo Erebus ([Irízar], 1903, map facing p.128). Golfe Erebus et Terror (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 4). Erebus-Bucht (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.302). Golfo de Erebus (Nordenskjöld, 1904c, p.29). Erebus-och Terror Bukten (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Erebus-und Terrorbucht (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.74). Erebus-og Terrorbugten (Nordenskjöld, 1904b, p.173). Erebus-och Terror-Golfen (Andersson, 1904b, p.76). Golfo del Erebus y Terra (Sobral, 1904, map p.272). Golfe de l'Erebus et de la Terror (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.72-73). Golfo dell' Erebus e Terror (Faustini, 1904, p.4). Terror- Bugten (Nordenskjöld, 1904a, p.46). Bahías Erebus y del Terror (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Bahía del Erebus y del Terror (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map). Erebus en Terror-Golf (Ruys, 1905, p.108). Erebus-und Terror Gulf (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.77). Golfo de Erebus y Terror (Nordenskjöld, [1907a], p.44). Bahía Erebus y Terror (Irízar, [1907], p.62). Erebus-en TerrorBocht (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.41). Golfo del Erebus i Terror, Golfo de Erebus i Terror (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.13 and end map). Erebus u Terror Golf (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.56, Fig. 20). Baie Erebus et Terror (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Erebus og Terror Gulfen (HA chart, 1928). Erebus-og Terrorbukten, Erebus og Terror Golfen (Risting, 1929, p.27, 68). The gulf was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-54. Golfo Nueva Bilbao [=new Bilbao gulf] (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.202 and end map). Zaliv Erebus i Terror (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). Golfo de Trebus [sic] (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 7).

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63° 55' 00.0" S
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56° 40' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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