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Ocean Harbor: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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

NOTE: The information regarding Ocean Harbor in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ocean Harbor should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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