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King George Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109623

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 Lions Rump and Penguin Island, King George Island, was charted on 22 January 1820 by Bransfield, who landed and took formal possession of the island for King George III (d. 29 January 1820); named Georges Bay (Bransfield, chart [1820a]) or George's Bay (Bone, 1824, p.691-92, 713; BA chart [no number], 1822) after George IV (1762-1830), King of England, 1820-30 (Prince Regent, 1811-20). Saint George's Bay (Powell, chart, 1822a). Baie St. George's (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Georges Bucht (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Georgs Bay (Fildes, 1827, p.466). Saint George Bay (SDUK, map, 1838; BA chart 1238, 1844). Bahía de S. Jorge (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). St. George Bai (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7, facing p.304). Bahía San Jorge (Seguí and others, [1907], p.164). Bahía San Jorje (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Baie Saint Georges (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1; Bongrain, 1914, Pl. 2 (upper photograph) following p.60). King George Bay (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.13; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). George Bay (Gould, 1925, p.222). Kong George Bukta (HA chart, 1928). King Georgebukten (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The bay was recharted by DI in January 1937. King George Bay Anchorage, referring to part of the bay (France. SHM, 1937, p.393). Kinge [sic] George Bay (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942). Bahía d. Rey Jorge (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Bahía Jorge (Schulz, 1947, p.5). Bahía del Rey Jorge (Vila Labra, 1947, map facing p.200). Bahía Rey Jorge (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.241). Bahía King George (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949). Bahía 25 de Mayo, so called by AAE after the Argentine national festival commemorating 25 May 1810, when autonomous government was proclaimed in Buenos Aires (Argentina. MM 1953, p.206). Baie King George (France. SHM, 1954, p.45). The bay was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Baia di Re Giorgio (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Bahía Veinticinco de Mayo [twenty-fifth of May bay] (Argentina. MM, 1958a, p.285; Pierrou, 1970, p.708). Zaliv King Dzhordzh (Soviet Union. MMF chart 1961). Zatoki Króla Jerzsego (Tokarski, 1981, p.146).

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62° 06' 00.0" S
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58° 03' 57.6" W
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