Location of Milne Bay
|Location||Milne Bay Province|
|Ocean/sea sources||Solomon Sea|
|Basin countries||Papua New Guinea|
|Max. length||35 km (22 mi)|
|Max. width||15 km (9.3 mi)|
|Surface area||202.7 square miles (525 km2)|
Milne Bay is a large bay in Milne Bay Province, southeastern Papua New Guinea. More than 35 kilometers long and over 15 kilometers wide, Milne Bay is a sheltered deep-water harbour, surrounded by the heavily wooded Stirling Range to the north and south, and on the northern shore, a narrow coastal strip, soggy with sago and mangrove swamps. The bay is named after Sir Alexander Milne.
- Surveyed by Luis Vaez de Torres in July 1606.
- Surveyed by Captain Owen Stanley, R.N. F.R.S. in 1850.
- The area was a site of the Battle of Milne Bay in 1942.
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