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Oates Coast (69°30′S 159°0′E / 69.5°S 159°E / -69.5; 159) is that portion of the coast of Antarctica between Cape Hudson and Cape Williams. The eastern portion of this coast was discovered in February 1911 by Lieutenant Harry Pennell, Royal Navy, commander of the expedition ship Terra Nova during the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13. He named the coast after Captain Lawrence E.G. Oates who, with Captain Robert F. Scott and three British Antarctic Expedition companions, perished on the return journey from the South Pole in 1912. The western portion of the coast, the vicinity of the Mawson Peninsula, was first delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946-47.

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Oates Coast" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).


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