Armbruster Rocks

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The Armbruster Rocks as viewed from a helicopter during a 2006 research expedition.

The Armbruster Rocks (73°57′S 116°49′W) are exposed rocks on the west side of Wright Island, 9 nautical miles (17 km) southwest of Cape Felt, off the Bakutis Coast of Westarctica.

Discovery and name

The rocks were mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy aerial photographs taken between 1959–67. They were named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Lieutenant Robert B. Armbruster, a U.S. Navy Communications Officer at Christchurch, New Zealand during Operation Deep Freeze in the 1963-64 season.

Life Peer

On 13 August 2018, James Schultz, the husband of the Viscountess of Clausen, was made a Life Peer with the title Baron of Armbruster. His title is derived from these rocks.