This page presents the geographical name data for Duroch 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): Duroch Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4185
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 18' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 54' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.3
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.9
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Group of islands and rocks which extend over an area of about 3 mi, centering about 1 mi NW of Cape Legoupil, off the N coast of Trinity Peninsula. Discovered by a French expedition under Captain Jules Dumont d'Urville, 1837-40, who gave the name "Rocher Duroch" to one of the largest islands in the group. The Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS), which charted the islands in 1946, recommended that the name Duroch be extended to include the entire group of islands. Named for Ensign Joseph Duroch of d'Urville's expedition ship, the Astrolabe.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data