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