Knox Coast

Knox Coast, part of Wilkes Land, is that portion of the coast of Antarctica lying between Cape Hordern, at 100°31′E, and the Hatch Islands, at 109°16′E.

Location of Knox Coast (red) in Wilkes Land, Australian Antarctic Territory.
NASA MODIS satellite image of Knox, Budd and Sabrina coasts


The coast was discovered in February 1840 by the U.S. Exploring Expedition (1838–42) under Lieutenant Charles Wilkes,[1] and named by Wilkes for Lieutenant Samuel R. Knox, U.S. Navy, captain of the Flying Fish, who served as acting master on the Vincennes during the Antarctic cruise.[2]


Geographic features include:


  1. ^ Stanton, William (1975). The Great United States Exploring Expedition. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 175. ISBN 0520025571.
  2. ^ "Knox Coast". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-12.

Coordinates: 66°30′S 105°0′E / 66.500°S 105.000°E / -66.500; 105.000   This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document: "Knox Coast". (content from the Geographic Names Information System)