Smith Islands

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Smith Islands
Smith Islands is located in Antarctica
Smith Islands
Smith Islands
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°18′S 110°27′E / 66.300°S 110.450°E / -66.300; 110.450Coordinates: 66°18′S 110°27′E / 66.300°S 110.450°E / -66.300; 110.450
Archipelago Windmill Islands
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

The Smith Islands are two Antarctic islands lying close to Tracy Point, the western extremity of Beall Island, in the Windmill Islands. They were first mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump and Operation Windmill in 1947 and 1948. The islands were named for the US-ACAN for Aerographer's Mate Roger E. Smith, USN, a member of the Wilkes Station party of 1958.

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