This page presents the geographical name data for McDonald 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): McDonald Bay
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9670
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 36' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
092° 44' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.6
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 92.7333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): Open bay, 10 mi wide at its entrance between Adams Island and the Haswell Islands, lying immediately W of Mabus Point on the coast of Antarctica. Charted by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) under Mawson, 1911-14. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Commander Edwin A. McDonald, USN, Commander of the USS Burton Island, flagship of the two icebreakers which supported the U.S. Navy (USN) OpWml parties which established astronomical stations along Wilhelm II, Queen Mary, Knox and Budd Coasts during the 1947-48 summer season.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data