This page presents the geographical name data for Venus 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): Venus Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15954
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
61° 55' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 54' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.9166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.9
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): Bay 6 mi wide, lying between False Round Point and Brimstone Peak along the N side of King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Esther Bay was used for this feature by Scottish geologist David Ferguson in 1913-14. Since the ship Esther is already commemorated on two neighboring features, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) recommended a new name in 1960; Venus Bay is named for the schooner Venus from New York, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1820-21, and was wrecked on a reef in the entrance to nearby Esther Harbor on Mar. 7, 1821. Her crew was rescued a few days later by the Esther and Emerald.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data