Hound Bay

Hound Bay

Hound Bay (Norwegian: "Bikjebugten") coord|54|22|S|36|13|W|) is a bay, which is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) wide at its mouth and recedes 3 miles (4.8 km), entered between Tijuca Point and Cape Vakop along the north coast of South Georgia. The names George Bay and Hundebugten have appeared on charts for this feature. The SGS, 1951-52, reported that this bay was better known to whalers and sealers as Bikjebugten (the word Bikje implying any low type canine). The name Hound Bay, proposed by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee (UK-APC) is an English form of this name.

On the 21st April, 1982, the British SBS was landed at Hound Bay beach from helicopters based on the "HMS Endurance", and attempted to cross to the Argentine positions through Sorling Valley, and into Cumberland East Bay, where they were driven back by snow and ice on 22nd-24th April [Bicheno, Hugh (2006) "Razor's Edge: The Unofficial History of the Falklands War". London. Weidenfield & Nicholson. ISBN-13 978-0-7538-2186-2] through to Cumberland East Bay .

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