This page presents the geographical name data for Balaena Valley 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): Balaena Valley
Feature Class (see definition): Valley
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 878
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 23' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.3833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Gently sloping valley, filled with ice, lying E of Suspiros Bay in the W part of Joinville Island. Surveyed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1953-54. The Balaena (Alexander Fairweather, master) was one of the Dundee whaling ships that visited the Joinville Island group in 1892-93. The name was applied in 1956 by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) and derives from association with Cape Kinnes 4 mi to the SW; Robert Kinnes was the Dundee shipowner and merchant who equipped these ships for their Antarctic voyage.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data