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Blythe Bay: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



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


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