Maxwell Bay

Maxwell Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Maxwell Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 9188
Name ID: 110052

Feature type: Bay

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

between Duthoit Point, Nelson Island, and Stranger Point, King George Island, was charted by nineteenth-century sealers. The name Maxwells Straits was applied collectively to this feature and to Fildes Strait (q.v.) by Weddell in 1822-24, after Lieut. (later Cdr) Francis Maxwell, RN (1789-1863), with whom Weddell had served in HMS Avon, 1813-14 (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Maxwells Strasse (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Détroit de Field, probably in error from the name Fildes (Bongrain, 1914, vues 4 and 5 following p.60). The bay was recharted by DI, 1934-35. Fields Str., Maxwells Str., referring to both features (Hobbs, 1939a, p.41). Bahía Guardía Nacional, referring to the present feature after the Argentine transport ship Guardía Nacional (Capt. R. Vago) which, in 1923, relieved the meteorological station on Laurie Island and visited South Georgia (Argentina. MM chart MU-II, 1954; Pierrou, 1970, p.408). The bay was photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59. Baia Edgall, in error (Edgell Bay, q.v.) (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.9). Fildes Strait (USHO, 1960, p.348, 3rd view). Maxwell Bay, limited to the present feature (APC, 1960, p.6; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962). Bahía Fildes (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961; IHA 1974, p.124). Zaliv Makswell (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.175). Zaliv Guardiya-Nas'onal' (Grikurov and Polyakov, 1968, map p.18). Fildes, Fildes Bay (Moreno and Bahamonde, 1975, p.45, 49). Baía Maxwell (Brazil. Península Fildes map, 1984)

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Location

Latitude:
62° 13' 22.3" S
- 62.22286°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 51' 31.2" W
- 58.85867°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
23-Sep-1960

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