This page presents the geographical name data for Fort William 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): Fort William
Feature Class (see definition): Cliff
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5167
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 23' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 43' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.3833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.7166667
Elevation (see definition): 100
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953
Description (see definition): A flat-topped headland (100 m) forming the western end of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands. Robert Fildes described Fort William in 1820-22 as being the eastern side of the entrance (to English Strait). His subsequent report (1829) described Fort William in detail, but erroneously placed it on the western side of the entrance (on Greenwich Island), a position which was adopted for a period following a survey by DI personnel in 1934-35. The UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) has re-interpreted all known versions of Fildes' sailing directions in conjunction with photographs and has concluded that the feature named Fort William by Fildes is the one here described; the Greenwich Island feature for which the name Fort William was erroneously applied is now named Canto Point (q.v.).
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data