This page presents the geographical name data for Fletcher 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): Fletcher Islands
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 5031
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 53' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
143° 05' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.8833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 143.0833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956
Description (see definition): A small group of islands lying 6 mi WSW of Cape Gray in the E part of Commonwealth Bay. Discovered by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) (1911-14) under Douglas Mawson, who gave the name Fletcher to the large island of the group. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) recommends that the name Fletcher also be applied for the group in keeping with the interpretation shown on G.D. Blodgett's 1955 map compiled from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) Operation Highjump (1946-47).
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data