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Bancroft Bay: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Bancroft 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): Bancroft Bay

Feature Class (see definition): Bay

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 930

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 34' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
061° 52' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.5666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.8666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): Bay lying between Charlotte and Wilhelmina Bays, along the W coast of Graham Land. The bay was first roughly indicated by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (BelgAE) under Gerlache, 1897-99. It was remapped by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) from air photos taken by the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition (FIDASE), 1955-57. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960 for Anthony D. Bancroft, senior surveyor of the latter expedition.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Bancroft Bay in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bancroft Bay should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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