|Geographical location||66 ° 38 ′ S , 140 ° 5 ′ E|
The Derby Island ( French Île du Derby ) is a small rocky island off the coast of the East Antarctic Adélielands . It is located immediately north of the Astrolabe glacier tongue and 800 m southwest of Pasteur Island at the southern end of the Dumoulin Islands in the Géologie archipelago .
Aerial photos of the island were taken during the US Operation Highjump (1946–1947). French scientists mapped them during a research expedition lasting from 1949 to 1951. It was named after the competition ( derby ) of individual groups on this expedition to be the first to reach the island.
- Derby Island in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey (English)
- Derby Island on geographic.org (English)