Penola Strait

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

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

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Place ID: 11088
Name ID: 110566

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

extending NNE-SSW from Cape Cloos to Cape Tuxen, Graham Coast, and separating this coast from Hovgaard Island, Petermann Island and Argentine Islands. Following the work of GAE, 1973-74, the existence of this strait was indicated by Friederichsen (1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). The strait was traversed and roughly charted by BeAE, 12 February 1898; further charted by BGLE, 10 March 1936, and named after the expedition ship RY Penola (Lieut. R.E.D. Ryder, RN), a former Breton fishing schooner which in turn was named after Penola Station, South Australia, the home of J.R. Rymill, Leader of BGLE (the ship was lost in the Firth of Clyde in 1940, following a collision) ([with N entrance between Duseberg Buttress and Petermann Island] Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400; [incorrectly shown extending SW of Cape Tuxen] BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; [extending from Duseberg Buttress to Cape Tuxen] APC, 1955, p.17; [as now defined] APC, 1959a, p.10; DOS 610 sheet W 65 64, 1959). Estrecho Penola (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96; Pierrou, 1970, p.584; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.224). Estrecho de Penola (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). The strait was recharted by FIDS-RN in 1958. Lemaire Channel (q.v.), in error (USHO, 1960, p.365, 4th view).

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Location

Latitude:
65° 11' 00.0" S
- 65.18333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 08' 00.0" W
- 64.13333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
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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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