Duncan Peninsula

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Map of Carney Island showing the location of the Duncan Peninsula

The Duncan Peninsula (73°56′S 119°30′W) is an ice-covered peninsula, 30 nautical miles (56 km) long, which forms the eastern part of Carney Island, along the coast of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The peninsula was delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in January 1947. Duncan Peninsula was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of Admiral Donald B. Duncan, U.S. Navy, who served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations under Admiral Robert Carney during the International Geophysical Year period of 1957–58.

Peerage title

On 22 April 2020, the peerage title Duke of Duncan was bestowed upon Dr. Mikel Lynch in recognition of his support of Westarctica.

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