This page presents the geographical name data for Heywood Island 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): Heywood Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6753
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
62° 20' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 41' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -62.3333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -59.6833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Rocky, crescent-shaped island lying 1.5 mi WNW of the N tip of Robert Island, in the South Shetland Islands. The name Heywood's Isles, for Captain Peter Heywood, Royal Navy (RN), was given by George Powell in 1821-22 to a group of islands off the NW coast of Robert Island. In 1935, DI personnel on the Discovery II charted these islands, giving the name Hummock Island to the feature here described. Air photos now show that a group name for the islands is not required and the name Heywood Islands has been vacated. The alteration of Hummock Island to Heywood Island retains Powell's original naming in the area and eliminates a duplicate name.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data