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Breakwater Rocks: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Breakwater Rocks 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): Breakwater Rocks

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 1876

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 12' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
036° 35' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.2

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -36.5833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Group of rocks extending across the S part of the entrance to Boat Harbor in Jason Harbor, South Georgia. The name "The Breakwater" was probably given by Lieutenant Commander J.M. Chaplin, Royal Navy (RN), during his survey of Jason Harbor in 1929. The South Georgia Survey (SGS), 1956-57, reported that the name is misleading; the rocks are not in a continuous straight line forming a natural breakwater, but are in a group. The name was therefore altered to Breakwater Rocks by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1957.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Breakwater Rocks in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Breakwater Rocks should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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