This page presents the geographical name data for Ball Peninsula 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): Ball Peninsula
Feature Class (see definition): Cape
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 18556
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 08' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
098° 03' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.1333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -98.05
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2003
Description (see definition): A broad ice-covered peninsula on the N side of Thurston Island. It extends into Murphy Inlet between Noville Peninsula and Edwards Peninsula. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Lieutenant (jg) James L. Ball, PBM Mariner pilot in the Eastern Group of U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump, which obtained aerial photographs of this peninsula and adjacent coastal areas, 1946-47. Ball commanded the Jan. 11, 1947 search plane which, after 12 days of uncertainty, found the burned wreck and survivors of the Mariner crash on Noville Peninsula.
Date Created (see definition): 01/23/2004
Date Edited (see definition): No data