Swain Islands

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Swain Islands
Swain Islands is located in Antarctica
Swain Islands
Location in Antarctica
Coordinates 66°13′S 110°37′E / 66.217°S 110.617°E / -66.217; 110.617Coordinates: 66°13′S 110°37′E / 66.217°S 110.617°E / -66.217; 110.617
Archipelago Windmill Islands
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

The Swain Islands are a group of small islands and rocks about 3.7 kilometres (2 nmi) in extent, lying 0.9 kilometres (0.5 nmi) north of Clark Peninsula at the northeast end of the Windmill Islands. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in February 1947. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for K. C. Swain who served as air crewman with the central task group of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and also with USN. Operation Windmill which obtained aerial and ground photographic coverage of the Windmill Islands in January 1948.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Swains Island

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