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Neptunes Bellows

Neptunes Bellows (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Neptunes Bellows  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110329

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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between Fildes Point and Entrance Point, Deception Island (q.v.), forming narrow entrance to Port Foster. "The entrance is by the Americans called Neptune's Billow's [presumably in error for Neptune's Bellows] owing to the gusts that blow in and out as if they came through a trumpet or funnell [sic]..." (Fildes, 1821c). Dragons Mouth, so called after the sealing ship Dragon (Capt. A. McFarlane, McFarlane Strait, q.v.), from Liverpool, which visited the South Shetland Islands, 1820-21 (Davis, 1821-22, 30 December 1821). Neptuns Billov, Neptuns Woge [translations of English name] (Fildes, 1827, p.456). Neptune's Bellows (Fildes, 1829; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; 1948, photograph facing p.164). Passe du Challenger, so called by FAE, 1908-10, possibly after HMS Challenger of the British Challenger Expedition, 1872-76 (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Neptuns B┬Álg [translation of English name] (HA chart, 1928). Challenge Passage, Challenger Passage (Yoder, 1929, map p.217 and p.219). Challenger Pass (Bagshawe, 1939, p.3). Neptunes Bellows (USAAF chart [LR-74], 1942; BA, 1954, p.3; APC, 1955, p.16; DCS (Misc.) 217, 1955; DOS 310 Deception Island sheet, 1960). Bellows (USHO, 1943, p.103; BA, 1950, p.5). Caleta Balleneros, in error (Whalers Bay, q.v.) (Mann Fischer, 1948, maps facing p.316). Feullas [sic] de Neptuno [translation of English name] (Castellanos, 1951, p.50). Fuelles de Neptuno (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.225; Pierrou, 1970, p.378; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.131). The Bellows (Mott, 1958a, p.416). Fuelle de Neptuno (Frenguelli and Orlando, 1958, Fig.3). Hell's Gates, in error (Hell Gates, q.v.) (Hardy, 1967, photograph facing p.352). Neptune Bellows, as rejected form (Pierrou, 1970, p.546).

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62° 59' 39.4" S
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60° 33' 49.5" W
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