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South Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111286

Feature type: Bay


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 Hannah Point and Miers Bluff, S Livingston Island, was known to sealers from 1820; called Freesland Bay, in association with the original name for the island (Palmer, 1820-21, 4 December 1820) or Captain Bys [sic] Bay, probably after Capt. J. Byers (Byers Peninsula, q.v.) (Burdick, 1820-21, 28 February 1821); charted by Fildes in c.1821 (Fildes, 1821, chart [3]); later named descriptively South Bay (Davis, 1821-22, 16 March 1821; Powell, chart, 1822a; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.19; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Elephant Bays, referring collectively to this feature and to Walker Bay and False Bay (Davis, 1821-22, 11 December 1821). Baie du Sud (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Erebys Bay, Erebys Bucht (Ereby Point, q.v.) (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132; 1827, third end map). Erebus [sic] Bay (Fildes, 1829). Ereby's or South Bay (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a). Bahía d'Ereby ó del Sur (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Süd Bai (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Baie South (Gerlache, 1902b, p.141). Bahía Sur [translation of English name] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.676; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.270). Baie d'Ereby ou du Sud (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). Syd B. (HA chart, 1928). The bay was charted by DI, 1930-31. Bahía South (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Byers' Bay, referring to Burdick's name in the log of Huntress, which anchored there, 28 February 1821 (Stackpole, 1955, p.69). The bay was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59. Baia Sud (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Bukhta Saut (South Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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62° 39' 36.4" S
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60° 27' 45.6" W
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Not recorded
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