Unger Island

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Unger Island is a small, ice-free island of Antarctica. Lying 4 miles to the southeast of the Cape Hooker, it is the westernmost of the Lyall Islands — at Latitude 70° 41' 00.0" S, Longitude 166° 55' 00.0" E.

It was originally mapped in the 1960s from surveys and U.S. Navy photographs by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). It was named for Lt. Pat B. Unger, USNR, the Medical Officer at Little America V in 1957. It is the only ice free island in Antarctica.[citation needed]


  • "Name Details: Unger Island". Antarctic Gazetter. Australian Antarctic Data Centre. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-03-28.

Coordinates: 70°41′57.3″S 166°55′17″E / 70.699250°S 166.92139°E / -70.699250; 166.92139