Kirkwood Islands facts for kids
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The Kirkwood Islands are a scattered group of reefs and rocks, with one larger island, lying in the central part of Marguerite Bay, 28 kilometres (15 nmi) south-southwest of the Faure Islands, Antarctica. The islands were sighted in 1949 from the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey vessel John Biscoe, and a running survey was made from the ship in 1950. They are named for Commander Henry Kirkwood, Royal Navy, in command of the John Biscoe at that time.
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