Porlock Bay, Papua New Guinea

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Porlock Bay is a bay within Dyke Ackland Bay, Oro Province of Papua New Guinea named by Captain John Moresby after Porlock Bay in Somerset, England.[1]

The harbour, known as Porlock Harbour, within the bay was utilised by the American and Australian armed forces as a safe anchorage and supply depot during World War II. A battery of anti-aircraft guns was positioned at Cody's Point.[2]


  1. ^ As it was, Hydro International, retrieved 2015-06-05 
  2. ^ Porlock Harbour, PacificWrecks.com, retrieved 2015-06-05 

Coordinates: 9°02′S 149°00′E / 9.033°S 149.000°E / -9.033; 149.000