This page presents the geographical name data for Sanctuary Islands in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Sanctuary Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 13221
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
65° 37' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
064° 35' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -65.6166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.5833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1971
Description (see definition): Group of small islands lying just off the W side of Chavez Island, 0.5 mi SW of Link Stack, off the W coast of Graham Land. Charted by the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) under Rymill, 1934-37. So named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) in 1959 because these islands provided sheltered camping sites for Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) sledging parties from the Prospect Point station in 1957, and there are several small boat anchorages which were used by the British Naval Hydrographic Survey Unit's motor-launch in 1957-58.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data