Rowett Island

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Rowett Island

South Shetland Islands
(British Antarctic Territory)

Location: 61°16’60"S, 55°13’0"W

Rowett Island is a rocky island just half a mile long, lying immediately off Cape Lookout, Elephant Island, in the South Shetland Islands, within the British Antarctic Territory.

Rowett Island, at 61°17′S 55°13′W / 61.283°S 55.217°W / -61.283; -55.217, was known to both American and British sealers as early as 1822. The island was named by members of a British expedition (1921-1922) under Ernest Shackleton for John Quiller Rowett, chief patron of the expedition.

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The South Shetland Islands, British Antarctic Territory

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