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Cranton Bay: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Cranton 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): Cranton Bay

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3273

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 10' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
102° 10' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.1666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -102.1666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1968

Description (see definition): A bay about 20 mi long and wide, lying S of Canisteo Peninsula at the E end of Amundsen Sea. The S limit of the bay is formed by the Backer Islands and an ice shelf which separates this bay from Pine Island Bay. Mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Elmer M. Cranton, USN, medical officer and officer in charge at Byrd Station, 1967.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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