This page presents the geographical name data for Mercer 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): Mercer Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9869
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 16' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 40' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.2666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.6666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): Small bay marked by Geikie Glacier at its head, at the SW end of Cumberland West Bay, South Georgia. The bay appears on a sketch map of Cumberland Bay by Lieutenant S.A. Duse of the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE), 1901-04. The name is first used on a chart based upon survey work by DI personnel in 1926-30. Probably named for Lieutenant Commander G.M. Mercer, Royal Navy Reserve (RNR),) captain of the DI research ship William Scoresby, which engaged in whale marking and oceanographic work off South Georgia in 1926-27.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data