BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Jervis Inlet
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Feature Types.
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Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E. of Malaspina Strait, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°55'25''N, 123°58'27''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92G/13
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92F/16
92F/9
92G/13
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Origin Notes and History:

Decision in 18th Report. Named by Vancouver after Rear-Admiral Sir John Jervis, who after his great victory over the Spaniards in St. Vincent Bay 1n 1797 wasmade Earl St.Vincent. Jervis was a formidable discip;inarian. When thecrew of H.M.S. Marlborough refused to hand one of theirnumber as a mutineer, Jervis circled the Marlborough withthe rest of his fleet, ready to cannonade her if the condemned seaman was not hanging from a yard-arm by the timethe admiral hadset. On the other hand, stories are alsotold of Jervis's Kindness and generosity to his men. FromAkrigg, G.P.V. and Helen B., 1001 British Columbia PlaceNames, Discovery Press, 3rd edition 1973, page 89. For further information, see card.
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Named by Captain George Vancouver after Rear-Admiral Sir John Jervis, who after his great victory over the Spaniards in St. Vincent Bay, 14 February 1797, was made Earl St.Vincent. Jervis was a formidable disciplinarian. When the crew of HMS Marlborough refused to hand one of their number as a mutineer, Jervis circled the Marlborough with the rest of his fleet, ready to cannonade her if the condemned seaman was not hanging from a yard-arm by the time the admiral had set. On the other hand, stories are also told of Jervis's kindness and generosity to his men. FromAkrigg, G.P.V. and Helen B., 1001 British Columbia PlaceNames, Discovery Press, 3rd edition 1973, page 89. For further information, see card.
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