Marshall Islands Atoll Information

Mile Atoll

Atoll Information

Atoll (name) Location Number
Land area (km2) Lagoon area (km2) Ratio land to lagoon area (km2)
English Marshallese North East area rank area rank ratio rank
Milli Mile 6°05' 171°55' 84 14.94 2 759.85 5 1.97 15

Alternative names

The following alternative names have been used on European charts
logbooks and the accounts of visitors:
Gilbert- and Marshall Island (Gilbert 1788)
Lord Mulgrave
Mulgrave (Gilbert 1788)
Port Rhin (anchorage)

US. Navy Codenames used during WWII and during the nuclear testing period

Caddie -- Milli Atoll
Distort -- Milli Atoll
Shambles -- Milli Island, Milli Atoll


Public Health

Epidemics recorded for Mile (1887-1943)

Atolls known to
YearDiseasehave been affectedCasualtiesSource
<1887Influenzasouthern atollsmany deathsHermsheim 1887:302
1895InfluenzaMileAnonymous 1897
1904Influenzasouthern atollsmany deathsErdland 1914:17

Environmental Data

Map of Entrances to Mile Atoll (1897)
Map of Mile Atoll (1897)
The Environment of Mile Atoll--A Photo Essay

Historic Data

List of the Foreign property holdings during the German Colonial Period

Historic Demographic Information for the Marshall Islands--Mili Atoll

Chronological listing of ships visiting the Marshall Islands until 1885 --Mili Atoll

Historic Copra Production by Atoll --Mili Atoll

Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces in operations against and from the Marshall Islands--Events regarding Mile Atoll

Brig Vision at Mile Atoll 1876
WWII Period Photographs of the Japanese surrender on Mili Atoll

Mili Island, Mili Atoll: a brief overview of its WWII sites
compiled by Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Historical Sites on Mili Is., Mili Atoll
Brief description of the Japanese WWII defenses on Mili.


WWII Period Photographs of the Japanese surrender on Mili Atoll
The Islands of Mile Atoll--A Photo Essay
by Dirk HR Spennemann
Mile. "Pro-Volant des Iles Mulgrave (Ocèanie)" Traditional Canoe of Mile (1866 colour etching) by Charles Meryon (1821--1868)


Bibliographic citation for this document

Spennemann, Dirk HR (1998-05). Atoll Information.
URL: http:/

Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, P.O.Box 789, Albury NSW 2640, Australia.

© Dirk H.R. Spennemann 1999
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