This page presents the geographical name data for Ocean Harbor in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Ocean Harbor
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 10990
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 16' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.2666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Deeply indented bay on the N coast of South Georgia which is entered 1.5 mi WNW of Tijuca point. The names New Fortune Bay and Neufortuna Bay, probably for the Fortuna, Norwegian-Argentine whaling vessel which participated in establishing the first permanent whaling station at Grytviken, South Georgia in 1904-05, were used for this feature in 1922 by Filchner, following the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE), 1911-12. Following a survey of the island in 1951-52, the South Georgia Survey (SGS) reported that the feature is known to whalers and sealers as Ocean Harbor, a name derived from the Ocean Whaling Co. which at one time had a station there. The name Ocean Harbor is approved for this feature on the basis of local usage, and also to avoid confusion of the name New Fortuna Bay with Fortuna Bay, only 22 mi to the northwest.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data