Agamemnon Channel

Feature Type:Channel (3) - Narrow stretch of water connecting two bodies of water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Nelson Island and Sechelt Peninsula, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°43'21''N, 124°02'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/9
Related Maps: 92F/16
92F/9
92G/13

Origin Notes and History:

Approved on 28 July 1945 on C.3579, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart A579, 1863 et seq. and on BC map 20, 1912.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named in 1860 by Captain Richards, HMS Plumper, after HMS Agamemnon, 64 guns, the first line-on-battle ship commanded by Admiral Nelson. Launched 1781, first commander Capt. Benjamin Caldwell; at Trafalger she was commanded by Capt. Sir Edward Berry; ran aground in Rio de la Plata, 1809; total loss.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office