This page presents the geographical name data for Maxwell 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): Maxwell Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9596
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 15' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
058° 51' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.25
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -58.85
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): Bay 10 mi long, lying between King George Island and Nelson Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The main entrance to the bay is at the SE side and is wide open; Fildes Strait on the NW side is encumbered by rocks and is only navigable by boats. The name Maxwells Straits was given to this bay and to Fildes Strait by British sealing captain James Weddell in 1822-24, for Lieutenant Francis Maxwell who served with Weddell in 1813-14. The name was altered and limited to the feature here described by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1960.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data