Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
Cockburn Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Cockburn Island (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:
Circular island 1 mi in diameter, consisting of a high plateau with steep slopes surmounted on the NW side by a pyramidal peak 450 m high, lying in the NE entrance to Admiralty Sound, S of the NE end of Antarctic Peninsula. Discovered by a British expedition under Ross, 1839-43, who named it for Admiral George Cockburn, RN, then Senior Naval Lord of the Admiralty.
No images of this place could be found.