Hercules Bay

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Hercules Bay
Hercules Bay in South Georgia Island.jpg
Hercules Bay in South Georgia Island, 1996.
Coordinates 54°7′S 36°40′W / 54.117°S 36.667°W / -54.117; -36.667Coordinates: 54°7′S 36°40′W / 54.117°S 36.667°W / -54.117; -36.667
Ocean/sea sources South Atlantic Ocean
Islands South Georgia

Hercules Bay is a bay 0.5 nautical miles (1 km) wide, which lies 1 nautical mile (2 km) west-northwest of Cape Saunders along the north coast of South Georgia. It was named by Norwegian whalers after the Hercules (or Herkules), a whale catcher which had visited the bay.[1]


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