Origin Notes and History:
Adopted 4 April 1957 on C.3576, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1867 et seq, and on BC map 2C, 1919 et seq.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
After HM troopship Simoom, 8 guns, commanded in 1853 by Captain John Kingcome, who was Rear Admiral commanding this station 1863-64, when the sound was named. Vancouver remained at anchor in this sound with the Discovery and Chathan, 29 July to 5 August 1792, whilst the neighbourhood was examined by the boats.
Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)