Name details

Wilhelmina Bay

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111943

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 Cape Anna and Gaston Islands, off N end of Reclus Peninsula, Danco Coast, was sighted by BeAE, 29 January 1898, and roughly charted during February of that year; named Baie Wilhelmina after Wilhelmina (1880-1962), Queen of the Netherlands, 1890-1948, in recognition of the assistance given to BeAE by Her Government (Lecointe, map, 1899). Baie de la Reine Wilhelmina (Gerlache, 1900b, p.469). Baie de Wilhelmina (Gerlache, 1900b, p.521; Lecointe, 1900a, map facing p.132). Wilhelmina bay (BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901; [referring to the SW part of the bay] 25.iii.1937; [as now defined] APC, 1955, p.22; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Baia della Regina Guglielmina [=Queen Wilhelmina Bay] (Gerlache, 1902a). Wilhelmina-Bucht (Cook, 1903, map following p. x). Baie de Wilhelmine (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5). Bahía Guillermina (Sobral, 1904, p.67; Pierrou, 1970, p.410; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.302). Wilhelmina Bukten (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Baie Wilhelmine (Charcot, 1905d, map facing p.488). Wilhelmina-Bocht (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.22). Wilhelmina B. (HA chart, 1928). Welhelmina [sic] Bay, as rejected from (USBGN, 1956, p.325). The bay was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and partly surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Portal Point", 1957-58. Wilhelmina Baai (Knapp, 1958, p.588). Bahía Wilhelmina (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 38' 00.0" S
- 64.63333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 04' 00.0" W
- 62.06667°
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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:
8-Sep-1953

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