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Larsen Inlet

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109742

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 Sobral Peninsula and Cape Longing, Nordenskjöld Coast, was roughly charted by Larsen in November-December 1893 (Larsen, 1894b, map facing p.333). The name Larsen Bay was originally applied to the "great bay" between James Ross Island and Robertson Island after its discoverer (Balch, 1902, p.200-01; Hobbs, 1940, map p.710). Kapt. Carl Anton Larsen (1860-1924), Norwegian explorer and pioneer of Antarctic whaling, was Master of Jason on NWE, 1892-93 and 1893-94, and of Antarctic on SwAE in 1901-03, and Manager, Compañía Argentina de Pesca, Grytviken, 1906-14; commanded NWE, 1923-24, and NWE, 1924-25, until his death, 7 December 1924. The feature was further charted by SwAE in 1902. Baie de Larsen (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 4). Larsen-Bucht, Golfe Larsen, Larsens Bukt, Bahía de Larsen, Larsen-Bocht (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.97; 1904c, map p.232-33; 1904a, Del. 1, end map; 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map; 1907, p.40). Ensenada Larsen (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; [as now defined] Chile. IHA, 1974, p.178). The name Larsen Bay was later restricted to the present feature, although still poorly charted and shown only as a minor indentation in the coast between Sobral Peninsula and Cape Longing (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; 3175, 1.iii.1940). Larsen B. (HA chart, 1928). Larsen-Bukta (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Larsenbukten (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Larsen's Bay, referring to the larger feature (Hobbs, 1939a, p.66). Bahía Larsen (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Caleta Larsen (Argentina. MM chart 121, 1954; Pierrou, 1970, p.470). Survey by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November 1947 revealed the true extent of the present feature, which was renamed Larsen Inlet (APC, 1955, p.13; NGS map, 1957b; BA, 1961, p.147; BAS 250 sheet SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1974). The inlet was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Zaliv Larsen (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Ledyanoy Zaliv Larsen (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). [Larsen Harbour and Larsen Point, South Georgia, and Mount Larsen, South Sandwich Islands, are also named after Kapt. C.A. Larsen (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.55).]

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64° 26' 00.0" S
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59° 28' 00.0" W
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