Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishLewis BasinIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version)   
PlaceType Basin 
Latitude 77° 9' 3" S (-77.15083°)  
Longitude 167° 52' 18.1" E (167.87169°)  
Min. Lat 77° 14' 51.2" S (-77.2476°)  
Min. Long 167° 8' 6" E (167.135°)  
Max. Lat 77° 2' 57.9" S (-77.0494°)  
Max. Long 168° 33' 20.7" E (168.5557°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names (2018-06-25 - current version), available online at
Notes GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery: History: Named in association with Lewis Bay, which the US-ACAN named in 1964 for Captain Price Lewis of the United States Navy, commanding officer of the USS "Staten Island" during Deep Freeze IV (1958-59), and assistant chief of staff and ship group commander, US Naval Support Force, Antarctica in 1963 and 1964.    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal: Associated meeting: SCUFN-30. Proposer: New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB). History: 2017.    
Additional information: This feature is located in the Ross Sea, north of Lewis Bay, Ross Island, Antarctica. The name first appeared on NIWA Misc chart 'McMurdo Sound' in 1985. Minimum depth (m): 600. Maximum depth (m): 950. Total relief (m): 350.     
Part of  Southern Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2018-09-13 16:53:11 by Lonneville Britt
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