This page presents the geographical name data for Steepholm 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): Steepholm
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 14521
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): The southernmost island in the northern group of the Robertson Islands in the South Orkney Islands. It lies close N of Skilling Island and forms the N side of the navigable channel through the Robertson Islands. The Robertson Islands were discovered by Captain George Powell and Captain Nathaniel Palmer in December 1821. The northern group, except Matthews Island which was thought to be part of Coronation Island, was named "Bratholm" by Petter Sorlle in 1912-13. The name was later corrected to the plural form, "Brattholmene" (steep islands), by Sorlle. Subsequently "Bratholm" was restricted by others to the one island described. The name Steepholm, derived from the forms used by Sorlle but restricted to the one island, was recommended by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) following surveys by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1948-49.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data