Burnett Island in the Antarctic (66°13′S 110°36′E / 66.217°S 110.600°E) is a rocky island, 1 nautical mile (2 km) long in an east-west direction, which lies north of Honkala Island and is the central feature in the Swain Islands. First photographed from the air by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, it was included in a 1957 survey of the Swain Islands by Wilkes Station personnel under Carl R. Eklund. It was named by Eklund for Lieutenant (j.g.) Donald R. Burnett, U.S. Navy, Military Support Unit Commander of the 1957 wintering party at Wilkes Station during the International Geophysical Year.
This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Burnett Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).