Swain Islands

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Swain Islands
Geography
Coordinates 66°13′S 110°37′E / 66.217°S 110.617°E / -66.217; 110.617Coordinates: 66°13′S 110°37′E / 66.217°S 110.617°E / -66.217; 110.617
Archipelago Windmill Islands
Country
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Swain Islands (66°13′S 110°37′E / 66.217°S 110.617°E / -66.217; 110.617) is a group of small islands and rocks about 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) in extent, lying 0.5 nautical miles (0.93 km; 0.58 mi) north of Clark Peninsula at the northeast end of the Windmill Islands. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in February 1947. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for K. C. Swain who served as air crewman with the central task group of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and also with USN. Operation Windmill which obtained aerial and ground photographic coverage of the Windmill Islands in January 1948.

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  1. ^ Swains Island

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Swain Islands" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).