This page presents the geographical name data for Blythe 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): Blythe Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1566
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 28' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 20' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.4666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.3333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): Anchorage at the SE side of Desolation Island, lying N of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands. The feature was known to American and British sealers as Blythe Bay as early as 1821. In the 1930's, however, the name was applied to a large bay between Williams Point and Cape Shirreff (now Hero Bay). This error has now been rectified and the name Blythe Bay is approved as originally used. The name is probably after Blythe (now Blyth), England, home of William Smith who reported the discovery of the South Shetland Islands in 1819.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data