Fletcher Islands

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Fletcher Islands
Fletcher Islands is located in Antarctica
Fletcher Islands
Fletcher Islands
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°53′S 143°05′E / 66.883°S 143.083°E / -66.883; 143.083Coordinates: 66°53′S 143°05′E / 66.883°S 143.083°E / -66.883; 143.083
Population Uninhabited
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

The Fletcher Islands are a small group of islands lying 11 km (6 nmi) west-southwest (WSW) of Cape Gray in the eastern part of Commonwealth Bay. The Fletcher Islands were discovered by the Australian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) (1911-1914) under Douglas Mawson, who gave the name Fletcher to Fletcher Island, the large island of the group. The United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) recommends that the name Fletcher also be applied for the group in keeping with the interpretation shown on G.D. Blodgett's 1955 map compiled from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-1947).

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

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