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Mobiloil Inlet

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110185

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 Periphery Point and Kenyon Peninsula, Bowman Coast, was photographed from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928, and named Mobiloil Bay, with S limit in c. 69°35'S, after a product of the Vacuum Oil Company of Australasia (Wilkins, 1929, p.366, 376, Fig.29, p.368 and map facing p.374; BA chart 3175, 7.vii.1933). Following a radio report from the expedition in the field, the feature was also shown as Mobiline Bay between c. 67°30'S and 69°35'S ([AGS], 1929a, map p.308). Mobile Bay (Brown, 1929, map p.102). Mobile Bai (Drygalski, 1930, p.327). Mobiloilbukten (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The feature was further photographed from the air by Ellsworth, 21 and 23 November 1935, and was later shown (but not named) as lying between Periphery Point and Cape Agassiz (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444). Ground surveys by BGLE in 1936 considerably altered the outline of the feature, and the name Mobiloil Bay was used for a wide indentation in the coast S of Cape Northrop, with S limit in c. 68°50'S (USHO chart 5411, 1939; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940). The feature was again photographed from the air, and surveyed from the ground, by USAS in 1940-41, and the name Mobiloil Bay was applied to the inlet between the E extremity of Joerg Peninsula and Cape Agassiz (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; USHO, 1943, photograph facing p.273). At the same time the N entrance of the inlet was variously described as Periphery Point (later named) (USHO, 1943, p.271; USHO chart 5411, 1946) or the vicinity of Pylon Point (later named) (USHO, 1943, p.272). Bahía Mobiloil, between Pylon Point and Cape Agassiz (Argentina. IGM map, 1945; Pierrou, 1970, p.524). Mobiloil Bay, referring to the whole embayment between Cape Northrop and Cape Agassiz (Ronne, 1945, map p.14; USBGN, 1947, p.202). The inlet was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" and "Stonington Island", 1947-48, when it was found that a number of inlets lie between Cape Northrop and Cape Agassiz. Bahía Presidente Balmaceda, after José de Balmaceda (d. 1891), President of Chile, 1886-91 (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.202 and end map). Mobiloilbucht (Georgi, 1951, p.85). Bahía Eva Perón, so called by AAE, 1952-53, following a sledge journey to the inlet (also called Weddell Bay) from "San Martín Station" in December 1952, after Maria Eva Duarte de Perón (1919-52), wife of Juan Perón (1895-1974), President of Argentina, 1946-55 and 1973-74 (Argentine Embassy, London. Daily News Bulletin, Vol.4, No.358, 30 December 1952; Argentina. MM, 1953, p.327). Eva Perón Bay (Reuter report, 29 December 1952). The feature originally photographed by Wilkins was redefined as above and named Mobiloil Inlet (BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954; APC, 1955, p.15; DCS 601 sheet 68 64, 1955; USBGN, 1956, p.215; DOS sheet W 68 64, 1963). Mobiloil Inlet (Mobiloil Bay) (BA, 1954, p.44). Zaliv Mobiloyl (Baranov and others, 1954, map p. 283). Mobiloil Baai (Knapp, 1958, p.580). The inlet was further surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1958-61. Ensenada Mobiloil (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.228; IHA, 1974, p.202). Ledyanoy Zaliv Mobiloyl (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24). Mobil Oil Inlet (USDMAAC chart JNC-117N, 1975).

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68° 31' 00.0" S
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64° 37' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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