Name details

Tay, Firth of

Tay, Firth of (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Tay, Firth of  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111519

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

between SE point of Joinville Island and NE point of Dundee Island, forming E entrance to Active Sound, was charted from Active (Capt. T. Robertson, Cape Robertson, q.v.) of DWE, 7 January 1893, and named Tay Firth (Donald, chart, [1892-93]; 1896, p.633) or Firth of Tay (BA chart 1238, x.1893; Robertson, chart, 1893b; BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; 12.ii.1954; APC, 1955, p.20; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962), after the Firth of Tay, Scotland. Frith [sic] of Tay (Robertson, chart, 1893a). Estrecho Fairweather, in erroneous association with Cape Fairweather (q.v.) (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Seno de Tay (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.13). Tay Fd (HA chart 1928). Firth of Tay (Active Sound) (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Forth [sic] of Tay (France. SHM, 1937, p.402). Estrecho de Tay (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949). Estrecho Tay (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.314; Pierrou, 1970, p.679). Tay (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.316). The feature was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1953-54 and 1958-61. Zaliv Fert-of-Tay (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 22' 00.0" S
- 63.36667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
55° 44' 00.0" W
- 55.73333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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