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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 14298

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 03' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 22' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.05

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.3666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957

Description (see definition): An open bay indenting the W side of Heard Island immediately N of Cape Gazert. The bay was roughly charted on an 1860 sketch map compiled by Captain H.C. Chester, an American sealer. The name "S.W. Bay" appears on an 1882 chart compiled by Ensign Washington I. Chambers aboard the USS Marion at Heard Island in January 1882. The bay name appears to have developed from an American sealer name, "Southwest Beach," in use about 1860 for the pebble beach at the N end of this bay.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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