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Feature Name
Antarctica ID
Elevation (m)
Decision Year
Date Last Modified
Cape Douglas 4019 Cape 805500S 1605200E - 01-JAN-1947 -
Douglas Bay              
Douglas Crag 4021 Cliff 544600S 0360000W 1670 01-JAN-1963 -
Douglas Gap 4022 Gap 710500S 1674400E - 01-JAN-1970 -
Douglas Glacier 4023 Glacier 733100S 0614500W - 01-JAN-1968 -
Douglas Islands 4025 Island 672300S 0632200E - 01-JAN-1947 -
Douglas Peak 4026 Summit 662400S 0522800E 1525 01-JAN-1947 -
Douglas Peaks 4027 Range 800000S 0812500W - 01-JAN-1964 -
Douglas Range 4028 Range 700000S 0693500W 3000 01-JAN-1947 -
Douglas Scarp 19258 Cliff 794716S 1540808E - 20-OCT-2009 07-Jan-2010
Douglas Strait 4030 Channel 592700S 0271400W - 01-JAN-1952 -
Mount Douglas 1342 Mountain 6739000 5000000   24 Nov 1961  
Mount Douglas 4020 Summit 763100S 1611800E 1750 01-JAN-1962 -
Mount Douglass 4029 Summit 772000S 1452000W - 01-JAN-1947 -




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 expedition.


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, 1921-22.


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 Islands lie 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.


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.  Read more>>>


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 appendectomy.


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 Navy.


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. Read more>>>





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