This page presents the geographical name data for Peacock Sound in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Peacock Sound
Feature Class (see definition): Bay
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11481
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 47' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
099° 05' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.7833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -99.0833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1961
Description (see definition): An ice-filled sound, 135 mi long and 40 mi wide, separating Thurston Island from the Eights Coast of Ellsworth Land. The sound is not navigable by ships, it being occupied by the western part of Abbot Ice Shelf. The feature was discovered by members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in flights from the ship Bear in February 1940, and was further delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in December 1946. The sound was first noted to parallel the entire S coast of Thurston Island, thereby establishing insularity, by the U.S. Navy (USN) Bellingshausen Sea Expedition in February 1960. Named after the sloop of war Peacock in which Captain William L. Hudson, in company with the tender Flying Fish under Lieutenant William M. Walker, both of the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE), 1838-42, sailed along the edge of the pack ice to the north of Thurston Island for several days in March 1839.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data