This page presents the geographical name data for King Peninsula 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): King Peninsula
Feature Class (see definition): Cape
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7969
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
72° 12' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
100° 15' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -72.2
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -100.25
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1960
Description (see definition): An ice-covered peninsula, 100 mi long and 20 mi wide, lying S of Thurston Island and forming the S side of Peacock Sound. It projects from the continental ice sheet and trends W between the Abbot and Cosgrove Ice Shelves to terminate at Amundsen Sea. The feature was photographed from the air by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump, 1946-47, and was plotted from these photos as a long island, or possible peninsula. Photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) in 1966 show it is a peninsula. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, USN, Chief of Naval Operations from 1942-45, who approved the preliminary work for Operation Highjump.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data