Seamount Named in Honor of RADM Jon White, Navy (ret.)
During a ceremony held March 11 at the U.S. Naval Observatory, Oceanographer of the Navy Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet presented Rear Adm. (ret.) Jon White, former oceanographer of the Navy, with a plaque commemorating the naming of an underwater seamount in honor of White’s dedication to the advancement and modernization of oceanographic and hydrographic sciences.
The undersea feature named “White Seamount” is located in the Northern Pacific Ocean, about 600 miles west of Washington State. The feature’s height is 3,523 feet and begins at a depth of 13,700 feet.
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names is responsible for the naming and approval of underwater sea features.