Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Telefon Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Telefon Bay (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Bay
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:
NW end of Port Foster (q.v.), Deception Island, was charted by FAE, 1908-10, in 1909 and called Deception Bay (Charcot, [1911b], p.255); later named Baie du Telefon after SS Telefon (Telefon Rocks, q.v.) which was beached for the winter of 1909 on this bay (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; 3202, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.20; DOS 310 Deception Island sheet, 1960). Telephone [sic] Bay (Yoder, 1929, map p.217). Bahía del Teléfono (Argentina. MM chart 100, 1944). Caleta Teléfono (Ihl C. and Ayala A., 1947, p.69). An Argentine refuge was established on the SW side of the bay for seasonal occupation, 23 March 1949, and called "Thorne" after Coronel de Marina D. Juan Bautista Thorne (1807-85), of the Argentine Navy (Thomas, 1956a, p.161); the refuge was twice damaged by storm and rebuilt. Bahía Telefon (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.226; Pierrou, 1970, p.680; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.274). Baie Telefon, Baie du Téléphone (France. SHM, 1954, p.46). "Refugio Thorne" (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.81; Pierrou, 1970, p.688). Baia del Telefono (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Volcanic eruption in December 1967 formed an ephemeral new island in the bay (Islote Marinero Suárez, q.v.). Bahía Teléfono (Fourcade, 1968, p.13). A Chilean refuge on the bay was totally destroyed by volcanic activity in February 1969.
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