This page presents the geographical name data for Douglas Islands 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): Douglas Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4025
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 23' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
063° 22' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.3833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 63.3666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): Two small islands 12 mi NW of Cape Daly. Discovered by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson, 1929-31, and named for V. Admiral (later Sir Percy) Douglas, then Hydrographer of the British Navy. The islands were first sighted during an aircraft flight from the 6640S, 6430E, but after the 1931 voyage they were placed at 6720S, 6332E. In 1956, an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) sledge party led by P.W. Crohn was unable to find them in this position, but found two uncharted islands farther south to which the name has now been applied.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data