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Pendleton Strait: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Pendleton Strait in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Pendleton Strait

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11553

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 00' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 30' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.5

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): A strait between Rabot and Lavoisier Islands, in the Biscoe Islands. The French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE), in accordance with Charcot's conception of this water feature, applied the name Pendleton Bay in January 1909. The British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, 1934-37, recognizing that it is really a strait, renamed it Pendleton Strait. Named by Charcot for Captain Benjamin Pendleton, Yankee sealer of Stonington, CT. Captain Pendleton was commodore of the little fleet which included the sloop Hero under Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer who, at Pendleton's direction, explored this area in January 1821.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Pendleton Strait in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Pendleton Strait should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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