Name details

Douglas Range

Douglas Range (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Douglas Range  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108549

Feature type: Range

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

rising to c. 3100m at Mount Stephenson, between 69°20' and 70°40'S, N Alexander Island, was sighted in its N part by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909, when the names Île Gordon Bennett (Mount Edgell, q.v.) and Île Guernesey [sic] (Mount Guernsey, q.v.) were applied to unidentified peaks in the range, the true nature of the feature not being apparent (Bongrain, 1914, vue 39 following p.60); seen from the air in its S part by Ellsworth, 23 November 1935 (Stephenson and Hinks, 1940, p.177-80); seen from the air by BGLE, 13 March 1936, and roughly mapped from the E side (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); named after Vice-Adm. Sir Henry Percy Douglas (1876-1939), Hydrographer of the Navy, 1924-32; member of the "Discovery" Committee, 1928-39; Chairman, Advisory Committee for BGLE (BA chart 3175, 1.iii.1940; APC, 1955, p.8; DOS 610 sheet W 69 68, 1963; Searle, 1963, Pl. 1; BAS 250P sheets SR 19-20/5 (Ext.) and 9, 1-DOS 1978). Cordón Douglas (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Cordillera Douglas (Chile. DNH chart LIII, 1947). The range was resurveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49. Cadena Douglas (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1949). Chaîne Douglas (France. SHM, 1954, p.49). Douglas-Gebirge, Douglas-Kette (Kosack, 1955a, p.227, end map). The range was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-7, and mapped from air photographs by FIDS in 1959. Catena Douglas (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Khrebet Duglas (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Montes Douglas (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.202; IHA, 1974, p.105). [Cape Douglas, South Georgia, and Douglas Strait, South Sandwich Islands, are also named after Sir H.P. Douglas (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p.35).]

Named For

Location

Latitude:
70° 00' 00.0" S
- 70.00000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
69° 35' 00.0" W
- 69.58333°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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