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Hughes Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109410

Feature type: Bay


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 Herschel and Cape Murray, Danco Coast. The first recorded landing on the Antarctic mainland was made in the area of this bay by Capt. J. Davis (Davis Coast, q.v.) from the shallop Cecilia (Cecilia Island, q.v.), tender to his ship Huron (Huron Glacier, q.v.), 7 February 1821 (Davis, 1821-22). The bay was roughly charted by Hoseason, First Mate in the British sealer Sprightly (Sprightly Island, q.v.) in December 1824 and named Hughes' Bay after Capt. Edward Hughes, the ship's Master (Powell, chart, 1828). Baie Hugues [sic] (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Hughes Bay (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; [referring to sea area between Trinity Island and Brabant Island] Arçtowski, 1901a, map p.151; [as now defined] APC, 1955, p.12; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959; 3560, 7.iv.1961; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974). Hughes Gulf (BA chart 1238, 1844; [referring to sea area between Trinity Island and Brabant Island] Arçtowski, 1901a, p.155; [referring to N entrance of Gerlache Strait] Bartholomew, atlas, 1922, Pl.9). Bahía Hugues [sic] (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Hughes(-)Golf (Petermann, map, 1867; [misapplied to bay on SW side of Trinity Island] Cook, 1903, map following p.x). The bay was further charted by BeAE, 23-25 January 1898. Hughes Inlet (Lecointe, map, 1899; BA chart 1238, viii.1900; [referring to sea area bounded by SW Davis Coast, Trinity Island and Liège Island] Arçtowski, 1901b, map facing p.464). Baie de Hughes (Arçtowski, 1900, p.128; [referring to sea area between Trinity Island and Christiania Islands] Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33; [referring to sea area between E Brabant island and Danco Coast] Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Golfe de Hughes (Arçtowski, 1900, p.120). Baia di Hughes (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Synonyms of the name Brialmont Cove (q.v.), referring to a part of the bay, were later applied to the whole feature. Brialmont-Bucht (Cook, 1903, map following p.x). Baie Brialmont (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p.232-33). Brialmont-Bay (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.56). Brialmont Bukten (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Hughes-Bucht (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1. p.98). Bahía de Brialmont (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map). Hughes-Baay (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.39). Bahía Brialmont (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Bahía Hughes ([referring to part of Gerlache Strait E of Liège Island] Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; [correctly indicated] Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.433; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.157). Golfo de Hughes (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.8). Baie de Hugues [sic] (Gourdon, 1908, p.37). Hughes Bai (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.51). Baie de Brialmont (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Hughes B. (HA chart, 1928). Hughesbukten (Aagaard, 1931). Baie Hughes (Pergameni, 1935, p.57). Hughes Bay or Brialmont Bay (Bagshawe, 1939, end-paper map 1). Hughes Gulf or Bay (Hobbs, 1939a, p.49). Air photography of the area by FIDASE in 1956-57 led to important changes in topography and outline of the bay, as shown on maps and charts. Prior to this time many identifications of names in the area were no more than guesses. Zaliv Kh'yus (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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64° 14' 00.0" S
- 64.23333°
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61° 13' 00.0" W
- 61.21667°
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Not recorded
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