This page presents the geographical name data for Orwell Bight 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): Orwell Bight
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11172
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 43' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
045° 23' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.7166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -45.3833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Body of water lying S of the eastern half of Coronation Island, bounded on the west by Signy Island and on the east by the Robertson Islands, in the South Orkney Islands. The general nature of this bight was first delineated by Petter Sorlle, Norwegian whaling captain who mapped this area in 1912-13. It was surveyed by DI personnel in 1933 and by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948-49. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for the Norwegian transport Orwell, the second ship of that name belonging to the Tonsberg Hvalfangeri, which anchored in Borge Bay, Signy Island, on the W side of this bight in the seasons 1925-26 to 1929-30.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data