This page presents the geographical name data for Cheapman 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): Cheapman Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2696
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 09' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
037° 31' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.15
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -37.5166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Bay 4 mi wide, indenting the S coast of South Georgia close W of King Haakon Bay. The name Cheapman Strand was given to a feature in this vicinity by an American sealing expedition which visited South Georgia in 1877-78. The name was recorded as Chapman Strand and applied to this bay by Matthews in 1931. "Langestrand" (long beach) has been used locally for the beach at the head of the bay and appeared for the bay itself on a British Admiralty chart of 1931. However, the South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, reported that "Langestrand" is a descriptive term, not a placename, and is applied by sealers to at least four other beaches in South Georgia. To avoid confusion, the name Cheapman Bay has been approved for this feature and all other names rejected.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data