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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11692

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 43' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
045° 10' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.7166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -45.1666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Bight 0.5 mi S of Spence Harbor along the E coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. This coast was roughly charted by Captain George Powell and Captain Nathaniel Palmer in December 1821. The name Petters Bay appears on a chart drawn by Captain Petter Sorlle in 1912 and corrected by Hans Borge in 1913. It seems likely that this name was first used by Borge and commemorates Captain Sorlle.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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