This page presents the geographical name data for Iris 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): Iris Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7351
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 42' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
035° 56' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.7
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -35.9333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Small bay immediately S of Muller Point at the E end of South Georgia, lying 6 mi NW of Cape Vahsel, along the embayment between Cape Vahsel and Cape Charlotte. The name Sandwich Bay, for John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, was given to the whole embayment between Cape Vahsel and Cape Charlotte in 1775 by a British expedition under Cook. The name was later restricted on maps to the small bay described, since a name for the large embayment was not considered useful. The South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1951-52, reported that the name Iris Bay for the same feature is well established in use among the whalers and sealers in South Georgia, and that the name Sandwich Bay is unknown locally. Iris Bay is approved to conform with local usage.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data