Griffith Island (66°20′S 110°29′E / 66.333°S 110.483°E / -66.333; 110.483) is a small Antarctic island at the south entrance to Robertson Channel in the Windmill Islands. It was first mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation Highjump and Operation Windmill in 1947 and 1948. It was named by the US-ACAN for Chief Fire Patrolman Russell B. Griffith, USN, a member of the Wilkes Station party of 1958.
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