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Fridtjof Sound

Fridtjof Sound (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Fridtjof Sound  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108921

Feature type: Sound


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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running N-S between Tabarin Peninsula to the W, and Jonassen Island and Andersson Island to the E, was charted by SwAE, 15 January 1902, and named Frithiofs [sic] Sund after the Norwegian whaling ship Fridtjof (Kapt. Olof Gyldén) which was to have co-operated with Uruguay (Uruguay Cove, q.v.) in the relief of the expedition but arrived too late (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Détroit de Fritjof [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Frithiof [sic] Sound (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316). Frithiof [sic] Sund (K. Andersson, 1905, Karte 1 following p.58). Seno Fritmof [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Détroit de Frithjof [sic] (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Frithjof [sic] Sound (BA, 1916, p.402). Fridtjof Sound (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; APC, 1955, p.10; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). Fridtjof S. (HA chart, 1928). Fridjofs [sic] Sund (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Fridfjof [sic] Sound (Ellsworth, 1938, p.278). The sound was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47. Paso Fridtjof (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.130). Tridtjof [sic] Sound (BA, 1948, p.182). Estrecho Fridtjof (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.377). Détroit de Fridtjof, Fritjof [sic] Channel (James, 1949, p.53; 1952, map following p.264). Fridtjof (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.313). Estrecho Fridfjof [sic] (Argentina. MM chart FI, 1954). Fridjof [sic] Sound, Détroit du Frithjof, as rejected forms (USBGN, 1956, p.135). Proliv Frit'of (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Fridtjog [sic] Sound (USHO, 1963, p.323). [Nansen Reef, South Georgia, is also named after this ship (Hattersely-Smith, 1980b, p.62).]

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63° 35' 00.0" S
- 63.58333°
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56° 43' 00.0" W
- 56.71667°
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Not recorded
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