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

Feature Class (see definition): Cape

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 5071

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 03' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
102° 20' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.05

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -102.3333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): An ice-covered cape which forms the W extremity of Thurston Island. Discovered by R. Admiral Byrd and members of the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) in a flight from the Bear, February 1940. Named by US-SCAN for the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) ship Flying Fish, commanded by Lieutenant William M. Walker, U.S. Navy (USN), which reached a point within 125 mi of this cape; the ship's position on the morning of Mar. 23, 1839 was 7000S, 10016W.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Flying Fish, 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 Flying Fish, Cape should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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