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Hilton Inlet

Hilton Inlet (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Hilton Inlet  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109317

Feature type: Inlet


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 Cape Knowles and Cape Darlington, Black Coast, was roughly surveyed from the ground by USAS from its "East Base" in December 1940 and named Hilton Bay after Donald C. Hilton, surveyor with the USAS sledge party ([in 71°50'S 61°00'W] USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; Ronne, 1945, map. p.14); also photographed from the air by USAS in December 1940 (USHO, 1943, upper photograph p. 275), but owing to an error in navigation on the flight the inlet was located c. 40'S of its true position and was not identified with the feature seen by the sledge party. Bahía Hilton (Chile. DNH chart [no number], 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.427). The inlet was resurveyed by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in December 1947 and identified as the feature named by the USAS sledge party. Hilton-Bukten (Rønne, 1950b, p.132). Hilton Inlet (BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954; APC 1955, p.12; DCS 601 sheets 71 60, 1955 and 72 60, 1956; BAS 250 sheet SR 19-20/16, 1-DOS 1976; USGS sketch map Palmer Land (North Part), 1979). Bukhta Khilton (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). Ensenada Hilton (Argentina. MM, 1958c, p.192; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.153). Zaliv Khilton (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Ledyanoy Zaliv Khilton (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). The inlet was photographed from the air by USN in 1966 and surveyed from the ground by BAS from "Stonington Island" in 1973.

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71° 58' 00.0" S
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61° 40' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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