This page presents the geographical name data for Maumee Bight 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): Maumee Bight
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 17734
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 29' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
166° 21' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.4833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 166.35
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2000
Description (see definition): A bight between Rocky Point and Micou Point on the W side of Ross Island. The feature is 6 mi long and forms the S part of Wohlschlag Bay. In association with the names of expedition ships grouped on this island, named after U.S. Naval Ship (USNS) Maumee, a tanker that made at least 12 Antarctic deployments to the Ross Sea from 1969-70 to 1984-85. With a 7,000,000 gallon capacity, and increased tank storage at McMurdo Station, Maumee initiated a program of delivering a whole year's supply of bulk petroleum products to the station in a single trip. Prior to 1969 it took two smaller ships six trips to deliver the same amount of fuel.
Date Created (see definition): 05/19/2000
Date Edited (see definition): No data