Factory Cove

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Factory Cove (60°43′S 45°37′W / 60.717°S 45.617°W / -60.717; -45.617Coordinates: 60°43′S 45°37′W / 60.717°S 45.617°W / -60.717; -45.617) is a small cove entered between Knife Point and Berntsen Point in the south part of Borge Bay at Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands. The cove was roughly surveyed by the Norwegian whaling captain Hans Borge in 1913–14, and was named "Borge Havna" on a map of that period by Petter Sorlle. The name of Borge was later transferred to the bay of which this cove forms a small part. The cove was resurveyed by Discovery Investigations personnel in 1927 and renamed Factory Cove, because the ruins of the whaling factory built in 1920–21 by the Tonsberg Hvalfangeri stand on its southeastern shore.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Factory Cove" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).