Ledda Bay

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Map of Grant Island with Ledda Bay on the northern edge

Ledda Bay (74°23′S 131°20′W) is a shallow embayment or bight, 12 nautical miles (22 km) long, in the north side of Grant Island, off the coast of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The bay was discovered and first charted from the USS Glacier (AGB-4) on 4 February 1962. Ledda Bay was named in honor of R.J. Ledda, who served as quartermaster aboard the Glacier during on the cruise in which the bay was discovered.

Peerage title

On 6 August 2020, Kevin Bougé was granted the peerage title Count of Ledda in recognition of his support of Westarctica's mission.