Percival Gray

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P Gray - "Officers of the Aurora", from With the "Aurora" in the Antarctic, 1911-1914 (1919).

Percival Gray (born c. 1889) was an English sailor. During his early career he served on the Worcester and the Archibald Russell, and then joined the New Zealand Shipping Company. From 1909 to 1911, he worked for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.[1] During this time he attained his First Officer's certificate.[2] From 1911 to 1914, during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE), he served as Second and navigating Officer aboard the SY Aurora, under John King Davis, for all five cruises.[3]

Cape Gray, in King George V Land in Antarctica, was named after him by AAE Commander Douglas Mawson.[4]


  1. ^ "People of Aurora: Percival Gray". Mawson's Huts Foundation. Australian Antarctic Division. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  2. ^ Mawson, Douglas (1996) [1915], The home of the blizzard: the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, Kent Town, South Australia: Wakefield Press, p. 8, ISBN 978-1-86254-377-5
  3. ^ Davis, John King (1919), With the "Aurora" in the Antarctic, 1911-1914, London: A. Melrose, p. 170
  4. ^ "Cape Gray". Australian Antarctic Data Centre. Australian Antarctic Division. Retrieved 2011-04-03.