This page presents the geographical name data for Sandefjord Ice 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 Ice Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Glacier
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13235
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
69° 40' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
074° 25' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.6666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 74.4166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A bay about 25 mi wide which forms the head of Prydz Bay. The feature is bounded on the west by Amery Ice Shelf, on the east by Publications Ice Shelf, and on the south by the mainland. Discovered in February 1935 by Captain Klarius Mikkelsen in the Norwegian whaling ship Thorshavn sent out by Lars Christensen. They gave the name Sandefjordbukta after the town of Sandefjord, center of the Norwegian whaling industry. The term "ice bay" is applied to this feature because of its formation in ice, and to eliminate duplication of the name Sandefjord Bay.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data