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Wilkins Coast

Wilkins Coast (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Wilkins Coast  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111944

Feature type: Coast


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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E coast of Graham Land from Cape Agassiz to Cape Boggs, including W shore of Stefansson Sound (q.v.), was in part photographed from the air by Wilkins, 20 December 1928, and later named after him (BA chart 3175, 12.xi.1954; APC, 1955, p.22; DCS 601 sheets 6862, 6962 and 7062, 1955; DOS 610 sheets W 6862 and 6962, 1963; BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). Sir (George) Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958), Australian polar explorer and pioneer air photographer, was Second-in-Command, 1913-17, of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-18 (V. Stefansson), and Second-in-Command in 1920 of BAE, 1920-22 (J. L. Cope); member of the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition, 1921-22; organizer, with C.B. Eielson (Eielson Peninsula, q.v.) as chief pilot, of flights over the Arctic Ocean from Point Barrow, Alaska, culminating in the flight from there to Svalbard, 15-16 April 1928; Leader, Wilkins-Hearst Antarctic Expedition, 1928-29, with Eielson as pilot; Wilkins Antarctic Expedition, 1929-30, with the DI ship William Scoresby as tender and S.A. Cheesman (Cheesman Island, q.v.) as pilot; Joint Leader with Lincoln Ellsworth of the Nautilus expedition, 1931, for submarine navigation N of Svalbard; Manager of flying operations on Ellsworth's Antarctic expeditions, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1938-39; organizer, with H. Hollick-Kenyon (Kenyon Peninsula, q.v.) as chief pilot, of flights over the Beaufort Sea in search of six missing Soviet airmen, 1937-38. The whole coast was photographed from the air and roughly surveyed from the ground by USAS, 1940-41; further surveyed by FIDS-RARE from "Stonington Island" in November 1947 (Mason, 1950a, p.151). Costa Wilkins (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.727; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.302). Wilkins Kust (Knapp, 1958, p.588). Bereg Uilkinsa (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Costa de Wilkins (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.228). The coast was further photographed from the air by USN, 1966-69.

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69° 40' 00.0" S
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63° 00' 00.0" W
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