This page presents the geographical name data for Tornquist 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): Tornquist Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15417
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 04' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 59' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.0666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.9833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Small bay between Cape Constance and Antarctic Point along the N coast of South Georgia. Charted in 1929-30 by DI personnel, who called it Windy Cove, because of strong gusts of wind experienced there, but the name Windy Hole was subsequently used on charts for the bay. Following a survey of South Georgia in 1951-52, the South Georgia Survey (SGS) reported that this feature is known to the whalers and sealers as Tornquist Bay, because the wreck of the Cape Constance on Oct. 16, 1950, lies near its W shore. This latter name is approved on the basis of local usage; the name Windy Hole is never used locally. The name Windy Cove, originally applied to this bay, has been transferred in local usage to the bay immediately SE of Antarctic Point and it has since become established there.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data