This page presents the geographical name data for Doubtful 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): Doubtful Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4015
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 52' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 01' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.8666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.0166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Small, deeply indented bay, which lies 1 mi ENE of Smaaland Cove and immediately W of Rumbolds Point on the SE coast of South Georgia. Charted by the German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) under Filchner, 1911-12, who named it for Walter Slossarczyk, third officer of the expedition ship Bay (now Smaaland Cove, q.v.) were erroneously transposed on charts of this area. The South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, reported that the name Slossarczyk Bay is not known locally and that this feature is best known as Doubtful Bay. Despite the undoubted priority of Filchner's naming, the name Doubtful Bay is approved in order to conform with local usage. The name Slossarczyk Crag has been approved for the elevation at the E side of the Bay.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data