This page presents the geographical name data for Irving 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): Irving Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 7361
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
56° 43' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
027° 07' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -56.7166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -27.1166667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952
Description (see definition): Point forming the E extremity of Visokoi Island in the South Sandwich Islands. Discovered and first roughly charted in 1819 by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen. It was named Penguin Point, because of a rookery there, by DI personnel following their survey in 1930, but that name has been changed because it is already in use for other features. Irving Point was recommended by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1953 and is for Lieutenant Commander J. Irving, Royal Navy (RN), who made sketches of the South Sandwich Islands from the Discovery II in 1930.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data