Articles in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands ( 304 )

304 Articles of interest in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

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  • Bellingshausen Island

    Bellingshausen Island is one of the most southerly of the South Sandwich Islands, close to Thule Island and Cook Island, and forming part of the Southern Thule group. It is named after its discoverer, Baltic German-Russian Antarctic explorer Fabian …

  • St Andrews Bay, South Georgia

    Saint Andrews Bay is a bight 2 miles (3.2 km) wide, indenting the north coast of South Georgia immediately south of Mount Skittle. Probably first sighted by the British expedition under Cook which explored the north coast of South Georgia in 1775. T…

  • Allardyce Range

    The Allardyce Range is a mountain range rising south of Cumberland Bay and dominating the central part of South Georgia, a UK overseas territory. It extends for 50 km from Mount Globus in the northwest to Mount Brooker in the southeast, with peaks o…

  • Salvesen Range

    The Salvesen Mountains or Salvesen Range is a mountain range on the southern tip of South Georgia, rising to a maximum elevation of 2,330 metres (7,644 ft). They were created 127 million years ago and are made mainly from granite. The Cretaceous gra…

  • Royal Bay

    Royal Bay is a bay, 4 miles (6 km) wide and indenting 5 miles (8 km), entered between Cape Charlotte and Cape Harcourt along the north coast of South Georgia.

  • Possession Bay

    Possession Bay is a bay 2 miles (3.2 km) wide which recedes southwest for 5 miles (8 km), entered southeast of Black Head on the north coast of South Georgia, an island in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

  • King Edward Cove

    King Edward Cove is a sheltered cove immediately southwest of Mount Duse, in the west side of Cumberland East Bay, South Georgia. This cove, frequented by early sealers at South Georgia, was charted by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, unde…

  • Candlemas Islands

    The Candlemas Islands (Spanish: Islas Candelaria) are a group of small uninhabited islands lying at the northern part of the South Sandwich Islands, 23 miles (37 km) southeast of Visokoi Island.

  • Protector Shoal

    Protector Shoal is a submarine volcano, also called seamount, which rises gently from an ocean depth of 3,900 feet (1,200 m) to about 89 feet (27 m) below sea level approximately 31 miles (50 km) NW of Zavodovski Island in the South Sandwich Islands…

  • Larsen Harbour

    Larsen Harbour is a narrow 2.6 miles (4.2 km) long inlet of indenting volcanic rocks and sheeted dykes known as the Larsen Harbour Formation. It is a branch of Drygalski Fjord, entered 2.5 miles (4 km) west-northwest of Nattriss Head, at the southea…

  • Bay of Isles

    The Bay of Isles is a bay 9 miles (14 km) wide and receding 3 miles (5 km), lying between Cape Buller and Cape Wilson along the north coast of South Georgia. It was discovered in 1775 by a British expedition under James Cook and so named by him beca…

  • Rosita Harbour

    Rosita Harbor is a small bay lying 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Camp Bay in the west side of the Bay of Isles, South Georgia. The names Rosita Harbour and Allardyce Harbour were given for this bay in the period 1905-12, and both have since appeared on m…

  • Mount Roots

    Mount Roots is a mainly snow-covered mountain on South Georgia, standing near the head of Nordenskjold Glacier, 6 km (4 mi) ESE of Mount Paget. Its western peak rises to 2,158 m; its eastern peak to 2,270 m.

  • Grassholm, South Georgia

    Grassholm is an island 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Frida Hole, along the south coast and near the west end of South Georgia. The name "Em Island" was given for this feature, probably by Discovery Investigations personnel who surveyed this coast in 1926…

  • Fortuna Bay

    Fortuna Bay is a bay 3 miles (5 km) long and 1 mile (1.6 km) wide, entered between Cape Best and Robertson Point, near Atherton Peak on the north coast of South Georgia. It was named after the Fortuna, one of the ships of the Norwegian–Argentine wha…

  • Busen Point

    Busen Point or Busen Peninsula (54°9′S36°33′W) is a headland forming the southeast side of the entrance to Stromness Bay, on the north coast of South Georgia.

  • The Trident

    The Trident (54°10′S37°5′W) is Poseidon's(Angel Gabriel Garcia's) ridge surmounted by three peaks, the highest 1,335 m, standing at the east side of Briggs Glacier in South Georgia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

  • Skrap Skerries

    Skrap Skerries (54°15′S36°19′W) are two small groups of islands and rocks (skerries) lying midway between Cape George and Barff Point, close off the north coast of South Georgia.

  • Sheer Point

    Sheer Point (54°3′S37°8′W) is a point east of Fine Point on the north side of Prince Olav Harbor, Cook Bay, South Georgia. Charted and descriptively named "Steep Point" by DI in 1929, but that form duplicated a name at adjacent Possession Bay.