Name details

Schokalsky Bay

Schokalsky Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Schokalsky Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111075

Feature type: Bay

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

W of Cape Brown, NE Alexander Island, was roughly charted by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909 and shown as a strait separating Mount Nicholas (q.v.) from Alexander Island; named Détroit Schokalsky after Yuliy Mikhaylovich Shokal'skiy [as now transliterated] (1856-1940), Russian geographer, meteorologist and oceanographer of Leningrad University (who used the form Schokalsky when writing in Roman script) (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Détroit Shokalski [sic] (Bongrain, 1914, vue 42 following p.60). Schokalsky Strait (BA chart 3175, 9.ix.1914; Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374; Herdman, 1932, chart 7). Shokalski Strait (BA 1916, photograph facing p.409). Schokalsky S. (HA chart, 1927). The coast in this vicinity was partly photographed from the air by BGLE, 1 February 1937, but the present feature was not identified. Following survey by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in November-December 1948, the feature was identified as a bay, with the low-lying Hampton Glacier to the S giving it the appearance of a channel. Proliv Shokal'skogo (Karelin, 1949, map p.30). Schokalsky Bay ([in 69°15'S 69°55'W] APC, 1955, p.19; USHO chart 6638, 1955; BA, 1956, p.82; [co-ordinates corrected] DOS 610 sheet W6968, 1960; APC, 1977, p.29). Bukhta Shokalskogo (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 17' 00.0" S
- 69.28333°
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Longitude:
70° 03' 00.0" W
- 70.05000°
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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 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:
31-Mar-1955

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