Matha Strait

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

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

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Place ID: 9128
Name ID: 110037

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 NW-SE between Biscoe Islands to NE and Adelaide Island to SW, was roughly charted by FAE, 1908-10, in January-February 1909, when the name Baie Matha was applied collectively to the present feature and parts of Crystal Sound (q.v.) and Darbel Bay (q.v.), after Lieut. André Matha (b. 1873), of the French Navy, Second-in-Command and hydrographer on FAE, 1903-05 (Charcot, 1910, map facing p.370; Bongrain, 1914, vue 7 following p.60; BA, 1916, p.408). Bahía Matha (Gourdon, [1910], p.130). Matha Bay (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914; 1930, p.87). Matha B. (HA chart, 1927). Matha-Bukta (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Mathabukten (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Martha [sic] Bay (Carey and Nelson, 1931a; James, 1949, p.56). Following further survey by BGLE, the name Matha Strait was restricted to the present feature (Rymill, 1938a, p.443 and map facing p.496; BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; APC, 1955, p.15; DCS 601 sheet 66 66, 1955; BA chart 3571, 14.7.1961). Matha Bucht (Stocks, chart, 1941). Estrecho de Matha (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.272). Estrecho Matha (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.510; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.196). Détroit Martha [sic], Détroit Matha (France. SHM, 1954, p.49). The strait was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Matha (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.151). Matha Baai (Knapp, 1958, p.579). Stretto Matha (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.9). Proliv Mata (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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Location

Latitude:
66° 33' 00.0" S
- 66.55000°
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Longitude:
67° 26' 00.0" W
- 67.43333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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