This page presents the geographical name data for Vincennes 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): Vincennes Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16071
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 30' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
109° 30' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.5
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 109.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Large V-shaped bay, 65 mi wide at its entrance between Cape Nutt and Cape Folger and marked by several large, steep glaciers near its head, lying along Knox and Budd Coasts. Photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. The bay was entered in January 1948 by U.S. Navy (USN) OpWml icebreakers Burton Island and stations in the Windmill Islands in the NE portion of the bay. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for the sloop of war Vincennes, flagship of the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) under Wilkes, from which a series of coastal landfalls along Wilkes Land were discovered and plotted during January-February 1840. Wilkes' chart suggests a possible coastal recession corresponding closely with the longitudinal limits for Vincennes Bay, although pack ice conditions prevented close reconnaissance by the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) of the coast in this immediate area.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data