This page presents the geographical name data for Colbeck Archipelago 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): Colbeck Archipelago
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 2943
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 26' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 58' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.4333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 60.9666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947
Description (see definition): Numerous small rocky islands centered 1 mi NW of Byrd Head, just E of Taylor Glacier. Discovered in January 1930 and charted in February 1931 by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson. Named by Mawson for W.R. Colbeck, second officer of the expedition ship, Discovery. Norwegian whalers who explored this same area in January 1931 named the group 4 mi to the N the Thorfinn Islands. The name Colbeck has sometimes appeared on charts for this latter group.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data