This page presents the geographical name data for Windmill 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): Windmill Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 16701
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
110° 28' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 110.4666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1955
Description (see definition): A group of rocky islands and rocks about 6 mi wide, paralleling the coast for 17 mi immediately N of Vanderford Glacier along the E side of Vincennes Bay. Mapped from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, 1946-47. So named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) because personnel of Operation Windmill, 1947-48, landed on Holl Island at the SW end of the group to establish ground control for U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp photographs. The term Operation Windmill is a popular expression which developed after the expedition disbanded and refers to the extensive use of helicopters made by this group. The official title of this expedition was Second Antarctic Development Project, U.S. Navy Task Force 39, 1947-48.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data