Liberty Rocks

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Liberty Rocks
Liberty Rocks is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Liberty Rocks
Liberty Rocks
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°18′50.6″S 59°27′44.2″W / 62.314056°S 59.462278°W / -62.314056; -59.462278Coordinates: 62°18′50.6″S 59°27′44.2″W / 62.314056°S 59.462278°W / -62.314056; -59.462278
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Liberty Rocks is a group of four prominent adjacent rocks lying at the north entrance to Nelson Strait in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica and extending 430 by 120 m (470 by 131 yd). The area was visited by early 19th-century sealers.

The feature is named after the British sealing vessel Liberty under Captain Peacock that visited the South Shetlands in 1821–22.


The rocks are centred at 62°18′50.6″S 59°27′44.2″W / 62.314056°S 59.462278°W / -62.314056; -59.462278 which is 3.95 km (2.45 mi) northeast of Newell Point, Robert Island, 1.65 km (1.03 mi) southeast of Mellona Rocks, 11.38 km (7.07 mi) west by south of Harmony Point, Nelson Island and 6 km (3.73 mi) northwest of Makresh Rocks (British mapping in 1822, 1962 and 1968, Chilean in 1971, Argentine in 1980, and Bulgarian in 2009).

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