This page presents the geographical name data for Bakewell Island 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): Bakewell Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 872
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 50' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
018° 55' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.8333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -18.9166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970
Description (see definition): Small ice-covered island near Princess Martha Coast and E of Lyddan Island in the S part of Riiser-Larsen Ice Shelf. The island was discovered Nov. 5, 1967, in the course of a U.S. Navy (USN) Squadron VXE-6 flight over the coast in LC-130 aircraft, and was plotted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from air photos taken at that time. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after William Lincoln Bakewell, the lone American on Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated 1914-16 expedition in the Endurance to this area. Bakewell reportedly represented himself as Canadian to gain acceptance for the voyage to Antarctica.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data