Name details

Swain Islands

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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United States Gazetteer Id 132396

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

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:

Narrative

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.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 13' 00.0" S
- 66.21667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
110° 37' 00.0" E
110.61667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images


©AAD, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2019
Catalogue id
3464C1
Photographer
Nation, Meredith

Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1956

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