This page presents the geographical name data for Hamilton Point 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): Hamilton Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6289
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 22' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 18' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.3666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.3
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Flat-topped point marking the S side of the entrance to Markham Bay on the SE side of James Ross Island. Discovered by a British expedition under Ross, 1839-43, who named it Cape Hamilton after Captain W.A.B. Hamilton, Royal Navy (RN), then private secretary to the Earl of Haddington, and later Second Secretary to the Admiralty. First surveyed by the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (SwedAE) under Nordenskjold, 1901-04, and resurveyed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1953. Point is considered a more suitable descriptive term for the feature than cape.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data