Eddystone Rocks (South Shetland Islands)

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Eddystone Rocks
Location of Rugged Island in the South Shetland Islands
Eddystone Rocks is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Eddystone Rocks
Eddystone Rocks
Location of Eddystone Rocks
Eddystone Rocks is located in Antarctica
Eddystone Rocks
Eddystone Rocks
Eddystone Rocks (Antarctica)
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°35′54.9″S 61°23′11.6″W / 62.598583°S 61.386556°W / -62.598583; -61.386556
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population uninhabited
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.

Eddystone Rocks is a group of two rocks (the north one being the larger) lying to the northwest of Rugged Island off western Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.

The feature was charted and named in 1821 by Robert Fildes after the Eddystone Rocks off Plymouth, England.


The rocks are centred at 62°35′54.9″S 61°23′11.6″W / 62.598583°S 61.386556°W / -62.598583; -61.386556 which is 3.54 km (2.2 mi) west-southwest of The Pointers and 4.73 km (2.94 mi) west-northwest of Cape Sheffield, Rugged Island (British mapping in 1821, 1822, 1933 and 1968, French in 1937, Argentine in 1946, 1957 and 1980, Chilean in 1971, and Bulgarian in 2009).

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