This page presents the geographical name data for Skilling Island 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): Skilling Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13955
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 47' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
045° 09' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.7833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -45.15
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): Small island immediately N of Atriceps Island in the Robertson Islands group of the South Orkney Islands. Although roughly charted at a much earlier date, the island was first surveyed in 1933 by DI personnel. Named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) for Charles J. Skilling (1931-52) of the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), general assistant at Signy Island, 1949, and member of the sledge party which visited the Robertson Islands in 1949. Skilling died aboard the John Biscoe on April 17, 1952.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data