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Grandidier Channel

Grandidier Channel (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Grandidier Channel  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109091

Feature type: Channel


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:


extending NE-SW from S end of Penola Strait to N junction of Maskelyne and Harrison passages, Graham Coast, was charted by FAE, 1903-05, and named Chenal Grandidier after Alfred Grandidier (1836-1921), French explorer and naturalist; President, Societé de Géographie, Paris, 1901-05; member of the Comité de Patronage, FAE, 1908-10 (Charcot, 1906b, p.477; 1906a, map facing p.316). Grandidier Channel ([referring to the sea area between Biscoe Islands and Graham and Loubet coasts from c. 65 15' to 66 35'S] BA chart 1238, ix.1908; APC, 1955, p.11; [as now defined] APC, 1959b, p.12; DOS 610 sheet W 65 64, 1959). Following air reconnaissance, the channel was further charted by BGLE and traversed by the expedition ship Penola in February 1936. Détroit Grandidier (France. SHM, 1937, p.408). Pendleton Strait (q.v.), referring incorrectly to Grandidier Channel and Crystal Sound (Martin, 1940, map p.542). Pendleton Strait (Grandidier Channel) (USHO, 1943, p.137). Canal Grandidier (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou 1970, p.400; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.141). Estrecho Pendlenton [sic] (Chile. DNH chart I, 1947). Estrecho Pendleton (Canal Grandidier) (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947). Pendleton Str. (Hansen, chart [no number], 1947). Grandidier-Stredet (Rønne, 1950b, p.43). The channel was further charted by RN Hydrographic Survey Units from John Biscoe, 1956-59 (Wynne-Edwards, 1959; 1960).Canale Grandidier (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.7). Grandidier Kanaal (Knapp, 1958, p.574). Proliv Grandid'ye (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Grandidier Canal (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973).

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65° 32' 00.0" S
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64° 39' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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