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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Vahsel Bay (RUS) 77° 58' 00.0" S 35° 45' 00.0" W Bay
Name ID: 121130 Place ID: 15271

Vahsel Bay (GBR) 77° 49' 00.0" S 35° 10' 00.0" W Bay
Name ID: 111727 Place ID: 15271

of variable extent between Filchner Ice Front and the SW end of Luitpold Coast, Coats Land, into which flow Lerchenfeld Glacier and Schweitzer Glacier. The bay was roughly charted by GAE, 1911-12, in January-February 1912, when the name Vahsel-Bucht was applied to the feature as now defined, after Kapt. Richard Vahsel (1868-1912), Master of the expedition ship Deutschland, who died aboard the ship, 8 August 1912 (Przybyllok, 1913, p.4; Filchner, 1922, footnote p.258). Following calving along Filchner Ice Front to the SW, the much larger bay so formed was named Herzog Ernst-Bucht [= Duke Ernst Bay] after Herzog Ernst-Ludwig von Hessen-Darmstadt (1868-1937) (Przybyllok, 1913, Fig.1 facing p.1; Filchner, 1922, footnote p.258). Vahsel Bay, as now defined (Shackleton, 1919, p.2 and end map; [in 77°48'S 34°39'W] BA, 1930, p.133; APC, 1955, p.21; BA chart 3176, 30.xi.1956; [in 77°49'S 35°07'W] DOS 610 sheet W 77 32/34, 1963; APC, 1977, p.34; [co-ordinates corrected] APC, 1986, p.4). Vahsel-Öböl (Shackleton, [1925], p.20). Duke Ernest Bay, Herzog Ernst Bay, Herzog Ernst Bay (Vahsel Bay), Hertug [sic] Ernst Bay, all referring to the larger bay (Hayes, 1928, p.251; AGS map, [1929c]; NGS map, 1932; USHO, 1943, p.256). Vahsel, referring to the present feature (USAAF chart [AP-]43, 1943). Bahía Vahsel, referring to the present feature (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.705). Duke Ernst Bay, referring to the larger bay (USAF chart 1828, 1947; AGS map, 1956). Bahía Duque Ernesto, referring to the larger bay (Argentina. MM chart N-"P"-1, 1952; Pierrou, 1970, p.328). Bahía del Duque Ernesto, referring to the larger bay (Capurro, 1955, p.7). Zaliv Vasel, Bahía Vashel [sic], Vahsel Bay (Duke Ernst Bay), referring to the present feature (Agranat, 1955, p.4; Capurro, 1955, p.6; USHO, 1956, p.80). The bay was surveyed by TAE in October 1956. Hertog Ernst Bocht, Bukhta Khertsog-Ernst, referring to the larger bay (Knapp, 1958, p.575; Soviet Union. UNGSVF chart 334, 1958). Vahsel Baai, referring to the present feature (Knapp, 1958, p.587). Vahselbukta, Vahselvova Zátoka, Baía de Vahsel, Baie de Vahsel, Zatoka Vahsel, all referring to the present feature (Fuchs and Hillary, 1958b, p.37; Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144; Fuchs and Hillary, 1959b, p.33; 1959g, p.40; 1959f, map p.57). Baia Duca Ernesto, referring to the larger bay (Zavatti, 1960b, p.1606). Vahselova Zátoka, Vaselov Zaliv, Zaliv Fazel', referring to the present feature (Fuchs and Hillary, 1960b, map p.105; 1960a, p.89; Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Zaliv Gertsog-Ernst, Duke Ernst (Vahsel) Bay, referring to the larger bay (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961; Aughenbaugh and Lounsbury, 1965, map Fig.2, p.891). The bay was further delineated from USLANDSAT imagery of January 1973 (Drewry, 1983, Sheet 2.1). Two Argentine refuge huts were established near the bay by personnel from "General Belgrano II", and called "Refugio Cisterna", after a sergeant of that name, and "Refugio Zapiola", after the ship wrecked in Morton Strait on AAE, 1975-76 (Argentina. MD, 1978, letters C and Z). [Cape Vahsel, South Georgia, is also named after Kapt. R. Vahsel (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.93).]

Vahsel Bay (USA) 77° 49' 00.0" S 35° 07' 00.0" W Bay
Name ID: 133109 Place ID: 15271

A bay about 7 mi wide in the western part of Luitpold Coast. This bay receives the flow of the Schweitzer Glacier and Lerchenfeld Glacier. Discovered by the GerAE, 1911-12, under Wilhelm Filchner. Upon discovery Filchner named the bay for Capt. Richard Vahsel of the expedition ship Deutschland. He renamed it "Herzog Ernst Bucht" after large portions of the surrounding ice broke away forming a much larger bay. However, later explorers have retained the name Vahsel Bay.

Vahsel, bahía (ARG) 77° 49' 00.0" S 35° 07' 00.0" W Bay
Name ID: 102378 Place ID: 15271

Vahselbucht (DEU) 77° 43' 00.0" S 34° 50' 00.0" W Bay
Name ID: 107142 Place ID: 15271

small bay of variable extent by the outflow of Schweitzergl.

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