Fildes Strait

Fildes Strait (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Fildes Strait  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 4589
Name ID: 108798

Feature type: Strait

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

running E-W between Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, and Nelson Island, was known to the nineteenth-century sealers; charted and named Filde's [sic] Strait or Sound by Capt. Robert Fildes, English sealing captain from Liverpool, who visited the South Shetland Islands in the brig Cora, 1820-21, and in the brig Robert, 1821-22, and who prepared the first comprehensive sailing directions for the islands (Fildes, 1821c). Field's [sic] Strait (Powell, chart, 1822a). Filde's [sic] Strasse (Fildes, 1827, p.465). Détroit Field's (Powell, 1824a, map facing p. 5). Filde's Strait (Powell, chart, 1828). Fildes Strait (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; BA chart 3175, 31.x.1921; 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.10; DOS 610 sheet W 62 58, 1968). Field Strait (SDUK, map, 1838; BA chart 1238, 1844; 1916, p.389). Détroit Filde [sic] (d'Urville, 1842, end map). Estrecho de Filde (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Field Strasse (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Stretto Field (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Estrecho Fielid [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Détroit de Field (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). Fildes S. (HA chart, 1928). The strait was recharted by DI in 1934-35, when it was described as "only a boat-passage and a very dangerous one at that" and called The Narrows (Nelson, 1935). Estrecho Fildes (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.363; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.124). Estrecho Filder [sic] (Argentina. IGM map 3737, 1958). Stretto Fildes (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Proliv Faylds (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.175).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 13' 57.8" S
- 62.23272°
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Longitude:
58° 59' 56.4" W
- 58.99900°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
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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