This page presents the geographical name data for Security 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): Security Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13521
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 51' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 37' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.85
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.6166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965
Description (see definition): Bay lying between Homeward and Gauthier Points on the N side of Doumer Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. First charted by the French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot, 1903-05. So named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1958 because the bay gives adequate shelter to small craft against both the SW gales which create a heavy sea in the southern entrance to Neumayer Channel and the strong northeasterly winds which funnel down the channel; it was used for this purpose several times by the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit in 1956-57.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data