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Southwind Passage (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Southwind 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 WNW-SSE between Lumus Rock, Sooty Rock and Betbeder Islands, Wilhelm Archipelago, to NNE, and Dickens Rocks and Pitt Islands, Biscoe Islands, to SSW, was traversed by USCGC Southwind (Capt. S. R. Dolber, USCG), 1967-68; charted from HMS Endurance (Capt. P. W. Buchanan, RN) in February 1969 and named Buchanan Channel after the Commanding Officer (Buchanan Passage, q.v.) (APC, 1974, p.3; BA chart 3572, 29.xi.1974); renamed Southwind Passage after USCGC Southwind (APC, 1975, p.5; BA chart 3573, 20.iv.1984). Southwind Channel, in error (BA chart 3570, 23.vii.1976). Southwind Passage (Buchanan Channel) (BA, 1976, p.3).
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