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Boyd Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Boyd Strait (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Strait
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:
running NW-SE between Smith Island and Snow Island, was charted by Weddell on 26 October 1823 and named by him Boyd Strait or Boyds Straits, after Capt. David Boyd, RN (d.1858), under whom he had served as Master in HMS Firefly, 1810-11 (Weddell, 1825a, p.118 and map facing p.132). Boyds Strasse (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Boyd's Strait (Powell, chart, 1828). Estrecho de Boyd (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Boyd Strasse (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Boyd Sund (Ohlin, 1898, p.287). Boyd Strait (BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901, 2.ix.1938; APC, 1955, p.6; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Détroit de Boyd (Charcot, 1910, p.28). Boyd S. (HA chart, 1928). The strait was recharted by DI, 1930-31. Estrecho Boyd (Cordovez Madariaga, 1945, p.162; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.53). Canal Boyd (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). Estrecho Larrea, after Jean Larrea (1782-1847), Argentine patriot and supporter of the War of Independence (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.233; Pierrou, 1970, p.469). Stretto Boyd (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Proliv Boyd (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24).
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