Name details

Melchior Harbour

Melchior Harbour (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Melchior Harbour  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110103

Feature type: Harbour

Origin

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:

Narrative

between Alpha Island and Delta Island to N, and Gamma Island to S, E of Beta Island and Kappa Island, and W of The Sound, Melchior Islands (q.v.), Dallmann Bay, Palmer Archipelago, was roughly charted by DI in 1927 and so named in association with the islands (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; APC, 1955, p.15; BA chart 3213, 23.iii.1956). Melchior Anchorage (Chaplin, 1932, p.302). Port Melchior (France. SHM, 1937, p.405). The harbour was further charted by AAE in 1942, 1943 and 1948. Melchoir [sic] Harbor (USHO, 1943, p.41). Puerto Melchior (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.515; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.198). Bahía Melchior (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Melchior Harbor (USHO chart 6650, 1947; USBGN, 1956, p.211). Melchior (Hardy, 1967, p.398).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 19' 00.0" S
- 64.31667°
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Longitude:
62° 59' 00.0" W
- 62.98333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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