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

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 6676

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 55' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 40' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.9166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.6666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): A sound extending from Cape Lachman and Keltie Head on the NW to the narrows between The Naze and False Island Point on the SE, separating Vega Island from James Ross Island and connecting Prince Gustav Channel with Erebus and Terror Gulf. On Jan. 6, 1843 Captain James Clark Ross discovered a broad embayment E of the sound, which he named Sidney Herbert Bay after the Hon. Sidney Herbert, M.P., First Secretary to the Admiralty, 1841-45. The sound proper was discovered and charted by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04, under Nordenskjold, who included it with the broad embayment under the name Sidney Herbert Sound. The recommended application restricts Herbert Sound to the area W of the narrows between The Naze and False Island Point; the embayment discovered by Ross forms the W margin of Erebus and Terror Gulf.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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