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.
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