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Herbert Sound

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109281

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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between James Ross Island and Vega Island, with NW entrance between Cape Lachman and Cape Keltie, and SE entrance between The Naze and False Island Point, was roughly charted in its SE part as a bay by Ross, 6 January 1843; named Sidney Herbert Bay after Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea (1810-61), English statesman; First Secretary to the Admiralty, 1841-45, and Secretary at War, 1845-46, 1852-55 and 1859-61 (BA chart 1238, 1844; Ross, 1847a, p.344). Baie Sidney Herbert (Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, Pl.43). Bahía Sidney Herbert (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Sidney Herbert Bai (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Bahía Sidney Kerber [sic] ([Irízar], 1903, map facing p.4). The feature was recharted as a sound by SwAE in October 1903. Sidney Herbert-Bucht (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, p.147). Détroit Sidney Herbert (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Sidney Herbert Sund (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Sidney Herbert-Sundet (Andersson, 1904b, p.78). Estrecho de Sidney Herbert (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Sidney Herbert Sound (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.311; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; 12.ii.1954; APC, 1955, p.19). Sidney Herbert-Strasse (Nordenskjöld, 1905a, map p.236). Sidney-Herbert-Baai, Sidney-Herbert-Bocht (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.47, 129). Baja Sidney Herbert (Duse, 1907, p.48). Estrecho de Sidney Hubert [sic] (Nordenskjöld, [1907b], p.95). Chenal Sidney-Herbert (Gourdon, 1908, p.49). Seno Sidney Herbert (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Sidney Herbert B. (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, Fig.20, p.56). Détroit de Sidney Herbert (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Sydney [sic]-Herbert-Sund (Nordenskjöld, 1913, p.9). Sidney Herbert S. (HA chart, 1928). Sydney Herbertsundet (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Sydney Herbert Sound (USHO, 1943, p.265). The sound was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1945. Herbert Sound (USHO, 1947, p.18; APC, 1960, p.4; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Paso Herbert Sidney (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Estrecho Sidney Herbert (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949). Sydney Herbert Bay, referring to Ross's original naming (James, 1949, p.48). Paso Sidney Herbert (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951). Estrecho Azopardo, so called by AAE after Coronel de Marina Juan Bautista Azopardo (1772-1848), who fought for Argentina in the war against Brazil in 1824 (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.321; Pierrou, 1970, p.179). Canal Sidney Herbert (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961; IHA, 1974, p.259). The sound was further surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1960-61.

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63° 54' 00.0" S
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57° 39' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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