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