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LeBlanc, Cape: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for LeBlanc, Cape 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): LeBlanc, Cape

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 18566

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 44' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
098° 46' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.7333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -98.7666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/2003

Description (see definition): The ice-covered N extremity of Noville Peninsula, which is also the northernmost point of Thurston Island. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Lieutenant Ralph P. LeBlanc, U.S. Navy Reserve (USNR), plane commander of the Operation Highjump PBM Mariner seaplane that crashed 8 mi S. of this cape, Dec. 30, 1946. Severely injured, LeBlanc was among six of nine aboard that survived the crash. The survivors were rescued Jan. 12, 1947 by Lieutenant Commander John D. Howell, who landed a PBM in open water off the NW edge of Noville Peninsula.

Date Created (see definition): 01/23/2004

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding LeBlanc, Cape in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about LeBlanc, Cape should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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