This page presents the geographical name data for Victor 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): Victor Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16028
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
136° 30' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 136.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): Bay about 16 mi wide and 7 mi long, indenting the coast between Pourquoi Pas Point and Mathieu Rock. The bay is marked by an extensive chain of icebergs breaking away from the high tongue of Commandant Charcot Glacier. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Paul-Emile Victor, Director of the Expeditions Polaires Francaises, who organized French expeditions to Greenland in 1948-51 and Antarctica in 1948-53 and 1955-56.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data