This page presents the geographical name data for Cumberland East 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): Cumberland East Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3398
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 17' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 26' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.2833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.4333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Bay forming the eastern arm of Cumberland Bay, South Georgia. It is entered between Sappho Point and Barff Point, where it is nearly 3 mi wide, and extends 8 mi in a SE direction. This feature was surveyed by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04, who named it South Bay. It was remapped during 1926-29 by DI personnel and renamed East Cumberland Bay, which is more descriptive of its geographic position. The shortened form East Bay was simultaneously used. Following the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) proposed that the name be altered to Cumberland East Bay and that all other names be rejected. This change brings together information about the whole of Cumberland Bay in one place in indexes, and will avoid confusion with East Bay in Prince Olav Harbor, South Georgia.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data