This page presents the geographical name data for Magnet 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): Magnet Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9273
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 22' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
056° 20' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 56.3333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): A shallow coastal indentation, 7 mi wide and receding only 2 mi, located 9 mi W of Cape Davis at the NW side of Edward VIII Plateau. The British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), 1929-31, under Mawson, originally charted Magnet Bay as a larger bay extending from Cape Davis to Cape Borley, naming it after the vessel Magnet, in which Peter Kemp first sighted land in this vicinity in 1833. Later exploration, particularly that of the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37, has shown the bay to be less extensive.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data