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Heywood Island: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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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



NOTE: The information regarding Heywood Island in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Heywood Island should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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