Name details

Orléans Strait

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110444

Feature type: Strait

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

running WSW-ENE and separating Trinity Island and Tower Island from Davis Coast, was possibly sighted by Palmer, 1820. The SW entrance between S Trinity Island and the mainland was roughly charted as an inlet by J Hoseason, First Mate in the sealer Sprightly, in 1824 and called Hoseason's Harbour. The NE entrance between S Tower Island and the mainland was roughly charted by FAE, in 1838 and named Canal d'Orléans, either after Ferdinand Philippe Louis Charles Henry, Duc d'Orléans (1810-42), eldest son of Louis-Philippe I (Louis-Philippe Plateau) or after the whole family (FRA, 1838). Probably first navigated by GAE, 1873-74 Orléans Strait (USA map, 1912; APC, 1960). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 48' 00.0" S
- 63.80000°
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Longitude:
60° 10' 00.0" W
- 60.16667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Sep-1955

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