Cloyd Island

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Cloyd Island
Cloyd Island is located in Antarctica
Cloyd Island
Cloyd Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°25′S 110°33′E / 66.417°S 110.550°E / -66.417; 110.550
Archipelago Windmill Islands
Length 1.1 km (0.68 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Cloyd Island is a rocky Antarctic island, 1.1 km (0.6 nmi) long, between Ford and Herring Islands in the south part of the Windmill Islands off the Budd Coast. It was first mapped from aerial photographs taken by USN Operation Highjump and Operation Windmill, 1947-1948. Named by the US-ACAN for J. R. Cloyd, Army Transport Service observer with Operation Windmill which established astronomical control stations in the area in January 1948.

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