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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3792

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
61° 59' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 39' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.9833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.65

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960

Description (see definition): Bay 5.5 mi wide, lying between Taylor Point and Cape Melville on the E side of King George Island, South Shetland Islands. Charted and named Bay of Destruction in 1821 by Richard Sherratt, Master of the Lady Trowbridge from Liverpool, probably because it was in this vicinity that his vessel was wrecked on Christmas Day, 1820.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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