French Passage

French Passage (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

French Passage  (The name as it would appear on a map)

If this information is incorrect, please e-mail mapping@aad.gov.au

Place ID: 4948
Name ID: 108915

Feature type: Passage

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 NW-SE between Myriad Islands, Vedel Islands and Stray Islands to the N, and Roca Islands, Anagram Islands and Argentine Islands to the S, Graham Coast, was roughly charted by BGLE in February 1936 and named for FAE, 1908-10, which made the first recorded use of the passage in January 1909 (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400; BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.10; BA chart 3572, 12.viii.1960). Pasaje Francés (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). French Pass (USAAF chart 1762, 1946). Paso Francés (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.129). Paso Français (García, 1948, p.99). Pasaje Français (Argentina. MM chart 107, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.374). Canal Français (Argentina. MM chart 129, 1957). The passage was photographed from the air from a helicopter of HMS Protector in March 1958, and recharted by an RN Hydrographic Survey party from John Biscoe, 1958-59.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 11' 00.0" S
- 65.18333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 20' 00.0" W
- 64.33333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

No images of this place could be found.

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

Related information

Biodiversity
View fauna, flora or both within 1.0 degree of this location

Place names
View British or international place names within 1.0 degree of this location.

The SCAR Composite Gazetteer is hosted by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. The information in the footer below pertains to the AADC web site.