Ford Island (Windmill Islands)

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Ford Island
Ford Island is located in Antarctica
Ford Island
Ford Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°24′S 110°31′E / 66.400°S 110.517°E / -66.400; 110.517Coordinates: 66°24′S 110°31′E / 66.400°S 110.517°E / -66.400; 110.517
Archipelago Windmill Islands
Length 2.4 km (1.49 mi)
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Ford Island is a rocky Antarctic island, 2.4 km (1.3 nmi) long, between O'Connor and Cloyd Islands in the southern part of the Windmill Islands. It was first mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump and Operation Windmill in 1947 and 1948. It was named by the US-ACAN for Homer D. Ford, photographic officer with the eastern task group of Operation Highjump and assistant photographic officer with the Operation Windmill parties which obtained air and ground photos of this area in January 1948.

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