Chapman Rocks

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Chapman Rocks
Location of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands
Chapman Rocks is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Chapman Rocks
Chapman Rocks
Location of Chapman Rocks
Chapman Rocks is located in Antarctica
Chapman Rocks
Chapman Rocks
Chapman Rocks (Antarctica)
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°29′42.8″S 60°28′55.4″W / 62.495222°S 60.482056°W / -62.495222; -60.482056
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited

Chapman Rocks is a group of rocks in central Hero Bay on the north side of Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers operating from nearby Blythe Bay.

The feature is named after Thomas Chapman, English trunk-maker of Southwark who in 1795 discovered a method of processing fur seal skins for use in the hat trade, thus initiating the industry in London.


The rocks are located at 62°29′42.8″S 60°28′55.4″W / 62.495222°S 60.482056°W / -62.495222; -60.482056 which is 6.05 km (3.76 mi) north-northwest of Siddins Point, 6.03 km (3.75 mi) northeast of Lynx Rocks, 12.09 km (7.51 mi) east of Black Point, 7.97 km (4.95 mi) west-southwest of Iratais Point, Desolation Island, 7.6 km (4.7 mi) west-southwest of Miladinovi Islets, 7.28 km (4.52 mi) west by south of Koynare Rocks and 5.23 km (3.25 mi) northwest of Belchin Rock (British mapping in 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2009).

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Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.