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Bear Peninsula: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Bear Peninsula 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): Bear Peninsula

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1127

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 35' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
111° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.5833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -111

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): A peninsula about 50 mi long and 25 mi wide which is ice covered except for several isolated rock bluffs and outcrops along its margins, lying 30 mi E of Martin Peninsula on Walgreen Coast, Marie Byrd Land. First delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in January 1947. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after the ice-ship USS Bear, flagship of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), from which three reconnaissance flights were made in late February 1940, resulting in the discovery of Walgreen Coast (with probable sighting of this feature) and the Thurston Island area. This ship, under the name Bear of Oakland, also served as flagship of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE), 1933-35, which based at the Bay of Whales, Ross Ice Shelf. Launched in 1874 at Greenock, Scotland, for use in the sealing trade, she sank in 30-foot seas and high winds in the North Atlantic, March 19, 1963, at which time she was being towed from Nova Scotia to Philadelphia.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Bear Peninsula 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 Bear Peninsula should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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