Name details

Mitchell Peninsula

Mitchell Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mitchell Peninsula  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 128978

Feature type: Peninsula (8)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Rocky peninsula, 2.5 mi long and 2 mi wide, lying between O'Brien Bay and Sparkes Bay at the E side of the Windmill Islands. First mapped from aerial photographs taken by USN Operation HighJump in February 1947 and thought to be an island connected by a steep snow ramp to the continental ice overlying Budd Coast. The term peninsula was considered more appropriate by the Wilkes Station party of 1957. Named by the US-ACAN for Capt. Ray A. Mitchell, USN, captain of the USS Cacapon, tanker of the western task group of USN Operation HighJump, Task Force 68, 1946-47.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 20' 00.0" S
- 66.33333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
110° 32' 00.0" E
110.53333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 1998
Catalogue id
3443A1
Caption
Para skiing on fast ice
Photographer
Dixon, Grant

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1963

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