This page presents the geographical name data for Hero 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): Hero Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6700
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 31' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 27' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.5166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.45
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1958
Description (see definition): Bay 17 mi wide which indents for 6 mi the N side of Livingston Island between Cape Shirreff and Williams Point, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Blythe Bay (q.v.), originally applied to a small bay on the SE side of Desolation Island on Powell's chart of 1822 published by Laurie, was erroneously transferred to this bay in the l930s. This error has now been rectified and a new name approved for the feature here described. Hero Bay is named for the American sloop Hero, under Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer, which was one of the vessels of the Pendleton sealing fleet from Stonington which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1820-21.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data