This page presents the geographical name data for Dynamite Island 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): Dynamite Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4229
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 11' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
067° 00' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.1833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963
Description (see definition): Small, low, rocky island in Back Bay, lying 0.1 mi E of Stonington Island, off the W coast of Graham Land. First surveyed by the U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS), 1939-41, who referred to it as Petrel Island; a name not approved because it duplicates an existing name in the Antarctic. The name Dynamite Island was proposed by Finn Ronne, leader of Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947-48. In 1947 it was necessary to dynamite a passage for the Port of Beaumont, Texas through the ice to the E of this island.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data