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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Stygian Cove (GBR) 60° 41' 00.0" S 45° 36' 30.0" W Cove
Name ID: 111447 Place ID: 14179

W of Berry Head, Signy Island, was roughly charted by Sørlle, 1912-13, and called Palmer Bay, probably after Capt. N.B. Palmer (Palmer Archipelago, q.v.) (Sørlle, chart, 1913; Marr, 1935, p.325); recharted by DI in 1933 (BA chart 1775, 17.viii.1934); following survey by FIDS from Signy in 1947, named Stygian Cove from its gloomy aspect caused by steep cliffs on the W side (Stygian also chanced to be the name of the surveyor's wartime submarine) (APC, 1955, p.20; DOS 510 South Orkney Islands, West Sheet, 1963; 210 Signy Island sheet, 1-DOS 1973). Stygian Bay, in error (BA, 1966, p.43).

Stygian Cove (USA) 60° 42' 00.0" S 45° 37' 00.0" W Cove
Name ID: 132296 Place ID: 14179

Cove lying immediately W of Berry Head in the N part of Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands. On its W side steep rock cliffs rise to Robin Peak. Roughly surveyed in 1912-13 by Petter Sorlle, Norwegian whaling captain, and again in 1933 by DI personnel. Resurveyed and named in 1947 by the FIDS. The name arose from the fact that this cove is so overshadowed by the cliffs of Robin Peak that a sense of stygian gloom is felt.

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