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Whirlwind Inlet

Whirlwind Inlet (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Whirlwind Inlet  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111909

Feature type: Inlet


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 Cape Northrop and Tent Nunatak, Bowman Coast, into which flow Flint Glacier, Demorest Glacier, Matthes Glacier and Chamberlin Glacier, was seen from the air, 20 December 1928, by Wilkins who applied the name Whirlwind Glaciers to the four glaciers because their disposition resembled the arrangement of the radial cylinders of the Wright Whirlwind engine, designed by Col. Charles L. Laurence for the Lockheed Vega monoplane used on the flight ([in c.67°50'S 64°30'W] Wilkins, 1929, p.336, map facing p.374 and p.376; BA chart 3175, 7.vii.1933; 1.iii.1940; USHO, 1943, p.270; USBGN, 1956, p.323). Hvirvelvindebreene [translation of English name] (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Whirlwind Gletscher (Germany. OK chart 1061, 1938). The glaciers were photographed from the air by USAS in 1940, but were confused with those flowing into the head of Mobiloil Inlet (Mercator Ice Piedmont, q.v.); later the name Whirlwind Glacier was wrongly applied to a glacier flowing NE into the head of Trail Inlet (USHO chart 5411, 1946). Following surveys by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1946-47, and from "Hope Bay" in December 1947, the name Whirlwind was transferred to the inlet. Whirlwind Inlet (BA chart 3570, 27. vi.1952; APC, 1955, p.22; DCS 601 sheet 6764, 1955). Caleta Remolino [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM chart 121, 1954; Pierrou, 1970, p.620). Whirlwind-Gletschern (Kosack, 1955a, p.221). Caleta Whirlwind (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.9). Glaciar Whirlwind, referring to a glacier on the S side of Trail Inlet (Argentina. IAA map, [1959b]). Bahía Whirlwind (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.228). Ensenada Whirlwind (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.227; IHA, 1974, p.301). Zaliv Uerluind (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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67° 28' 00.0" S
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65° 28' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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