This page presents the geographical name data for Shackleton Valley 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): Shackleton Valley
Feature Class (see definition): Valley
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13633
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 09' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 43' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.15
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.7166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): No data
Description (see definition): A broad valley running WNW from Stromness Harbor, Stromness Bay, in South Georgia. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, British Antarctic explorer, whose epic traverse of South Georgia with two of his men, in May 1916, following their boat journey from Elephant Island, ended in this valley. They made contact with Mr. Sorlle, the manager at Stromness whaling station, and then set about organizing the rescue of three of their party from King Haakon Bay, South Georgia, and a further group of men marooned on Elephant Island.
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