This page presents the geographical name data for Sandefjord 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): Sandefjord Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13230
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 37' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
046° 03' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.6166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -46.05
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Narrow body of water, 2 mi long, extending in a NE-SW direction between the W end of Coronation Island and Monroe Island, in the South Orkney Islands. The N entrance is narrow and has Spine Island in the middle. Discovered and roughly charted by Captain George Powell and Captain Nathaniel Palmer during their joint cruise in December 1821. The name Sandefjord, presumably for Sandefjord, Norway, center of the Norwegian whaling industry, appears to have been first used on a 1912 chart by Petter Sorlle, Norwegian whaling captain. The feature was surveyed by DI personnel in 1933.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data