Swain Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Swain Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island (5)
This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A group of small islands and rocks about 2 mi in extent, lying 0.5 mi N of Clark Peninsula at the NE end of the Windmill Islands. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by USN Operation HighJump in February 1947. Named by the US-ACAN for K.C. Swain who served as air crewman with the central task group of USN Operation HighJump, 1946-47, and also with USN. Operation Windmill which obtained aerial and ground photographic coverage of the Windmill Islands in January 1948.