Name details

Hero Bay

Hero Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Hero Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109287

Feature type: Bay

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

between Cape Shirreff and Williams Point, N Livingston Island, was roughly charted by the nineteenth-century sealers, 1820-24; called in error Blythe B. (HA chart, 1928); recharted by DI, 1933-34, and called, again in error, Blythe Bay (q.v.) (BA chart 3175, 1934; APC, 1955, p.5). Bahía Blythe (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.207; Chile, IHA, 1974, p.49). Following air photography by FIDASE and ground survey by FIDS, 1956-58, the name Blythe Bay was returned to the original feature named, and the present feature was renamed Hero Bay after the American sloop Hero (Capt. N.B. Palmer, Palmer Coast, q.v.), one of the ships of Pendleton's sealing fleet in the South Shetland Islands, 1820-21, which made at least three circumnavigations of Livingston Island and from which Half Moon Island and Yankee Harbour were discovered, November-December 1820 (APC, 1959a, p.4; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Zaliv Blayt, referring to W half of bay only (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Hero (Blythe) Bay (BA, 1961, p.233). Zaliv Khiro (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 30' 57.5" S
- 62.51597°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 27' 57.6" W
- 60.46600°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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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:
7-Jul-1959

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