This page presents the geographical name data for Purdy Point 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): Purdy Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12193
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 32' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
045° 26' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.5333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -45.4333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1964
Description (see definition): Point 1.5 mi ESE of Foul Point on the N coast of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. First seen in December 1821 in the course of a joint cruise by Captain George Powell, British sealer, and Captain Nathaniel Palmer, American sealer, and roughly shown on Powell's chart. Surveyed by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1956-58 and named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959 for John Purdy (1773-1843), a leading English hydrographer of his day, who compiled numerous nautical directories and charts, including the South Orkney Islands, the forerunners of Admiralty sailing directions.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data