This page presents the geographical name data for Victory Mountains 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): Victory Mountains
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16041
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 40' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
168° 00' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.6666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 168
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A major group of mountains in Victoria Land, about 100 mi long and 50 mi wide, which is bounded primarily by Mariner Glacier, Tucker Glacier and the Ross Sea. The division between these mountains and the Concord Mountains (to the NW) is less precise but apparently lies in the vicinity of Thomson Peak. A Ross Sea aspect of the mountains was first obtained by early British expeditions of Ross, Borchgrevink, Scott and Shackleton. The mapping of the interior mountains was largely done from air photos taken by the U.S. Navy and surveys undertaken by New Zealand and American parties in the 1950s and 1960s. So named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) 1957-58, because of the proximity of this group to the Admiralty Mountains, and with the intention that many of the topographic features would be named for celebrated victories, especially naval victories.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data