Name details

Sandefjord Bay

Sandefjord Bay (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Sandefjord Bay  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Australian Antarctic Gazetteer Id 98

Feature type: Bay

Origin

This name originates from Australia. It is part of the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

An ice bay at the head of Prydz Bay, lying on the eastern side of the Amery Ice Shelf. This bay has now disappeared, engulfed by the ice of the Amery Ice Shelf. Discovered in February, 1935, by Captain Klarius Mikkelsen in the whaling ship Thorshavn and called Sandefjord Bukta after the town of Sandefjord, Norway.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 40' 49.4" S
- 69.68039°
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Longitude:
73° 56' 13.6" E
73.93711°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1986
Catalogue id
1791A3
Caption
1968 saw the four man wintering party Ice drilling party of Max Corry, Neville Collins, Alan Nichols, and Julian Sansom, winter on Amery Ice Shelf. These four have come to be known as the Troglodytes as they had to establish an underground tunnel system to connect various parts of the camp after heavy autumn snowfalls buried their caravans
Photographer
Corry, Maxwell (Max)

Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Official
Date approved:
Unknown

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