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Hersilia Cove (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Hersilia Cove (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Cove
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:
at NE end of Rugged Island, off New Plymouth, Livingston Island, was charted by Capt. J.P. Sheffield (Cape Sheffield, q.v.) and named after his ship, the brig Hersilia from Stonington, which visited the South Shetland Islands, 1819-20 and 1820-21, and used this cove for anchorage (Palmer, 1820-21; Fanning, 1834, p.431; [incorrectly indicated on S coast of Rugged Island] USHO, 1943, p.101; [correctly shown] APC, 1959a, p.7; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). South Beach, presumably in error for South Beaches (q.v.) (Hobbs, 1939a, p.40). Caleta Hezsilia [sic], Caleta Hersilia, referring to a cove on S side of Rugged Island (Argentina. MM chart YPSILON, ; 127, 1957). The cove was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1958-59. Caleta Hersilia (Argentina. MM, 1958b, p.82; Pierrou, 1970, p.425; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.151).
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