This page presents the geographical name data for Davis Promontory 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): Davis Promontory
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 3593
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
84° 41' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
096° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -84.6833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -96.5
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A low promontory, completely snow covered, near the NE end of Havola Escarpment. This promontory which faces southward was occupied by the U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP) Horlick Mountains Traverse party, 1960-61. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Walter L. Davis, Chief Construction Mechanic, U.S. Navy (USN), who wintered over at Ellsworth Station, 1957, and Byrd Station, 1960. Davis was a member of the 11 man tractor party, led by Major Antero Havola, that journeyed from Byrd Station to South Pole Station, 1960-61. On Dec. 25, 1960, the party passed a few miles northward of this promontory.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data