Name details

Walker Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111809

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

between John Beach and Hannah Point, S Livingston Island, was known to nineteenth-century sealers who used the name Elephant Bays to refer collectively to this feature, South Bay and False Bay (Davis, 1821-22, 11 December 1821); charted by DI, 1930-31, and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57; in association with the names of sealers in this area, named after Capt. John Walker, Master of the sealing ship John, of London (John Beach, q.v.), who visited the South Shetland Islands, 1820-21 and 1821-22, and provided Powell with descriptions and sketches of the S coasts for incorporation in his 1822 chart (APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 38' 13.7" S
- 62.63714°
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Longitude:
60° 41' 21.8" W
- 60.68939°
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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:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Jul-1959

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