English Coast

This article is about a coast in Antarctica. For the coastline of England, see Geography of England.

English Coast is that portion of the coast of Antarctica between the northern tip of Rydberg Peninsula and the Buttress Nunataks, on the west side of Palmer Land. To the west is Bryan Coast, and northward runs Rymill Coast east of Alexander Island across George VI Sound. This coast was discovered and explored in 1940, on land by Finn Ronne and Carl R. Eklund and from the air by other members of the East Base of the US Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939–41. It was originally named "Robert English Coast" after Capt. Robert A.J. English, US Navy, Executive Secretary of USAS, 1939–41, and formerly Captain of the Bear of Oakland on the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1933–35. The name is shortened for the sake of brevity.[1]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "English Coast" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 73°30′S 73°0′W / 73.500°S 73.000°W / -73.500; -73.000

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