This page presents the geographical name data for Torlyn Mountain 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): Torlyn Mountain
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 15416
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 47' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 55' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.7833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 66.9166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): An elongated mountain, of which Murray Monolith is the detached front, standing 4 mi E of Scullin Monolith on the coast of Mac. Robertson Land. In January and February 1931 several Norwegian whale catchers explored along this coast, making sketches of the land from their vessels. They named the mountain for their whale catcher, the Torlyn, from whose deck it was seen in February, although the coast was sketched as early as January 19 from the Bouvet II, another Norwegian whaler. The British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson made an airplane flight over this area in January 1930, returning for further exploration in February 1931. They named the mountain Murray Monolith, which name is hereby retained only for the detached front.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data