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Nelson Strait

Nelson Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Nelson Strait  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110317

Feature type: Strait


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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running NW-SE between Robert Island to SW and Nelson Island to NE, was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers and called Harmony Straits in association with Harmony Cove (q.v.) (Palmer, 1820-21, 23 February 1821), King George's Strait in association with King George Island (q.v.) (Fildes, 1821c), Parry's Straits, Perry's [sic] Straits probably after Adm. Sir W. E. Parry, RN (Mount Parry, Parry Patch, q.v.) (Sherratt, 1821, col. 1216 and map facing col. 1215-16), Davis's Straits after Capt. J. Davis (Davis Coast, q.v.) (Davis, 1821-22, 18 February 1822), King Georges Straits (Pendleton, 1821-23, 24 November 1821) or Détroit de Clothier after the American sealing ship Clothier (Clothier Harbour, q.v.) (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). Détroit de King George's (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Parrys Straits (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). König Georgs Strasse (Fildes, 1827, p.464). Parrys Strasse (Weddell, 1827, third end map). King George Strait (SDUK, map, 1838). Détroit King George (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Nelson Strait, so named in association with the island (BA chart 1238, 1844; 3205, 28.vii.1933; APC, 1955, p.15; BA chart 3205, 15.iii.1957). Estrecho del Rey Jorge (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Nelson Strasse (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Détroit de Nelson (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Estrecho Nelsen [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Parry Strait (ICRD, 1920, map following p.4). Nelson Straight [sic] (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol.1, p.29; USAF chart [AP-38], 1947). Nelson Straits (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol.1, p.77). Nelson S. (HA chart, 1928). The strait was recharted by DI in 1930. Détroit Nelson (France. SHM, 1937, p.382). Harmony Str., Parrys Str., referring to the earlier names (Hobbs, 1939a, p.41). Harmony Strait (Nelson Strait) (USHO, 1943, p.95). Estrecho Nelson (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.543; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.209). Estrecho de Nelson (Ihl C. and Ayala A., 1947, p.65). Davis Straits, referring to the earlier name (Stackpole, 1955, p.41). The strait was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Stretto Nelson (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.9). Proliv Nel'son (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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62° 21' 00.0" S
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59° 16' 58.8" W
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Not recorded
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