Name details

Heywood Island

Heywood Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Heywood Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 126506

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

Rocky, crescent-shaped island lying 1.5 mi WNW of the N tip of Robert Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Heywood's Isles, for Capt. Peter Heywood, RN, was given by George Powell in 1821-22 to a group of islands off the NW coast of Robert Island. In 1935, DI personnel on the Discovery II charted these islands, giving the name Hummock Island to the feature here described. Air photos now show that a group name for the islands is not required and the name Heywood Islands has been vacated. The alteration of Hummock Island to Heywood Island retains Powell's original naming in the area and eliminates a duplicate name.

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Location

Latitude:
62° 20' 00.0" S
- 62.33333°
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Longitude:
59° 41' 00.0" W
- 59.68333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1963

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