This page presents the geographical name data for Pickersgill Islands in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Pickersgill Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 11742
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 37' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 45' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.6166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.75
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952
Description (see definition): Small group of islands 15 mi SE of Annenkov Island and 9 mi WSW of Leon Head, South Georgia. Discovered in 1819 by a Russian expedition under Bellingshausen, who charted the largest feature of the group as Pickersgill Island, erroneously thinking it to be the island sighted in 1775 by Captain James Cook and named for Lieutenant Richard Pickersgill of the expedition ship Resolution. The name Pickersgill Islands has been established by usage for this group of islands; the island originally named by Cook has been known as Annenkov Island since 1819.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data