Information About

Patton Bay

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 56' 22" N,
147 ° 26' 26" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Patton Bay in Detail.

About

on SE coast of Montague I., 70 mi. SE of Seward, Chugach Mts.

History

Named in 1937 by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) for Rear Admiral Raymond Stanton Patton, 1882-1937, who began his service in U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) in 1904. As commanding officer of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) steamer Explorer in 1914, he made surveys in Prince William Sound. In 1915 he was appointed chief of the Coast Pilot Section in the Washington Office, and during World War I served as Lieutenant and Lieutenant Commander in the Navy. He served as a member of the U.S. Geographic Board from December 1926 to June 1934. Rear Admiral Patton was appointed director of the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey in 1929, in which office he served continuously until his death on November 25, 1937.