Name details

Gilbert Strait

Gilbert Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Gilbert Strait  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109024

Feature type: Strait

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

running NW-SE between Trinity Island and Tower Island, Palmer Archipelago, was roughly charted by Foster in 1829 and named Davis [sic] Gilbert Strait (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921) or Davis Gilberts Strait (Foster and Kendall, chart, [1829b]), after Davies Gilbert (1767-1839), PRS, 1827-30, and Chairman of the Royal Society Committee which planned the voyage of Foster's ship, HMS Chanticleer, 1828-31. Davis Gilbert Inlet (BA chart 1238, iii.1901; 1916, p.402). The strait was re-charted by SwAE in 1902. Détroit de Davis Gilbert (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Détroit Davis Gilbert (Bongrain, 1914, vue 7 following p.7). Davis Gilbert Bay, referring to a bay on E coast of Trinity Island (Wilson, chart, 1917). Davis Gilbert S. (HA chart, 1928). Détroit Davies Gilbert (France. SHM, 1937, p.403). Davies Gilbert Strait (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; BA chart 3205, 1945; APC, 1955, p.8). Estrecho Davies Gilbert (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.296; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.93). Estrecho Gilberto Davies (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). The strait was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Proliv Gilbert (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Gilbert Strait (APC, 1960, p.4; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 39' 00.0" S
- 63.65000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 12' 00.0" W
- 60.20000°
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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 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:
23-Sep-1960

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