Douglas place names in Antactica
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1. Cape Douglas is an
ice-covered cape marking the S side of the entrance to Matterson Inlet, on the W
side of Ross Ice Shelf. Discovered by the British National
Antarctic Expedition (BrNAE) (1901-04) and named for
Admiral Sir Archibald Douglas, Lord of the Admiralty, who
persuaded the Admiralty to assign naval seamen to the
2. Douglas Crag is a
cliff, or crag, 1,670 m, standing 1 mi SE of Mount Macklin at
the S end of the Salvesen Range of South Georgia. Surveyed by
the South Georgia Survey (SGS) in the period 1951-57, and named
by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for George V.
Douglas, geologist with the British expedition under Shackleton,
3. The Douglas Gap is a glacier-filled
gap, 1.5 mi wide, between Hedgpeth Heights and Quam Heights in
the Anare Mountains of Victoria Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-63.
Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for
Donald S. Douglas, U.S. Antarctic Research Program (USARP)
biologist at Hallett Station, 1959-60 and 1960-61.
4. The Douglas Glacier flows ENE
through the central Werner Mountains in Palmer Land. The glacier
merges with Bryan Glacier just N of Mount Broome where it enters
New Bedford Inlet. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from
ground surveys and U.S. Navy (USN) air photos, 1961-67. Named by
Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Everett L.
Douglas, biologist at Palmer Station, summer 1967-68.
5. The two small Douglas
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
6. Douglas Peak 1,525
m, lies 11 mi SW of Mount Codrington and 8 mi E of Mount Marr.
Discovered in January 1930 by the British Australian and New
Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson,
and named for Flight Lieutenant
E. Douglas, RAAF, pilot with the expedition.
7. The Douglas Peaks are a group of peaks
standing S of Plummer Glacier in the SE extremity of the
Heritage Range, Ellsworth Mountains. Named by the University of
Minnesota Ellsworth Mountains Party, 1962-63, for Lieutenant
Commander John Douglas, U.S. Navy (USN), LC-47 pilot who flew to
the area to evacuate one of the party for emergency
8. The Sharp-crested Douglas Range, with
peaks rising to 3,000 m, extending 75 mi in a NW-SE direction
from Mount Nicholas to Mount Edred and forming a steep E
escarpment of Alexander Island, overlooking the N part of George
VI Sound. Mount Nicholas was seen in 1909 from a distance by the
French Antarctic Expedition (FrAE) under Charcot. The full
extent of the range was observed by Lincoln Ellsworth on his
trans-Antarctic flight of Nov. 23, 1935, and its E escarpment
first roughly mapped from air photos taken on that flight by
W.L.G. Joerg. The E face of the range was roughly surveyed from
George VI Sound by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) in
1936 and resurveyed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey
(FIDS) in 1948-50. The entire range, including the W slopes, was
mapped in detail from air photos taken by the Ronne Antarctic
Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48, by Searle of the Falklands
Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1960. Named by the British
Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, for V. Admiral Sir Percy
Douglas, chairman of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE)
Advisory Committee, member of the Discovery Committee from 1928
until his death in 1939, formerly Hydrographer of the British
9. Douglas Scarp is a rock
scarp on the western end of Turnstile Ridge at the northwestern
extremity of Britannia Range. Named by US-ACAN (2009) after
Patricia Douglas, Logistics Manager at Amundsen-Scott South Pole
Station, involved in the U.S. Antarctic Program, 2002-2009.
10. The Douglas Strait is 2 miles wide,
between Thule and Cook Islands, in the South Sandwich Islands.
The existence of this strait was first noted by a Russian
expedition under Bellingshausen in 1820. It was charted in 1930
by DI personnel on the Discovery II and named for V. Admiral Sir
Percy Douglas, member of the Discovery Committee.
11. Mount Douglas is a
mountain about 3 km NNW of Simpson Peak, Enderby Land. Plotted
from air photographs taken from ANARE aircraft in 1956. Named
after Ian Ellsworth Douglas a QC who was the Officer in Charge
of the Australian Antarctic Base of Davis in 1960 (at the age of
23), son of Eric Douglas, above.
12. Mount Douglas is a
striking pyramidal peak, 1,750 m, near the head of Fry Glacier,
on the divide between the Fry and Mawson Glaciers. The New
Zealand Northern Survey Party of the Commonwealth
Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE) (1956-58) established a survey
station on its summit in December 1957. Named for
Murray H. Douglas, a member of the party.
13. Mount Douglass is a
Ice-covered mountain 8 mi ESE of Mount Woodward on the S side of
Boyd Glacier, in the Ford Ranges of Marie Byrd Land. Discovered
in 1934 on aerial flights of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (ByrdAE).
Named for Malcolm C. Douglass, dog driver at West Base of the
U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939-41).
14. Douglas Bay is
crescent shaped, approximately 1.3 km across at the base of and between
the arms of Scullin Monolith, named after Group Captain Eric Douglas.
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