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French Passage (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
French Passage (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Passage
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 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.
No images of this place could be found.