Lanchester Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Lanchester Bay (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
between Havilland Point and Wennersgaard Point, Davis Coast, was known to the whalers of c. 1920, possibly under the name Ice Bay (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol. 1, p.26); following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, and in association with the names of pioneers of aviation grouped in this area, named Lanchester Bay after Frederick William Lanchester (1868-1946), English aeronautical engineer who laid the foundations of modern aerofoil theory (APC, 1960, p.5; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962).
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