WHY doesn't some enterprising individual (or consortium) level-off the top then it could be used as a landing deck. THEN dwellings could be excavated into the rock (yer wouldn't want to live ATOP the rock what with all those seabirds squawking and sh1tt1ing). http://www.rockallonline.com/history.htm
The British originally claimed ownership on Rockall in 1955. A number of 'annexation' forces actually climbed the rock to rubber-stamp the territorial claim. The UK Government subsequently passed an Act of Parliament in 1971 incorporating Rockall into Invernesshire in Scotland. They followed this by installing a navigational beacon on the island, and declaring that no craft would be allowed within 50 miles of the rock.
So who constitutes the Rockall Defence Force? Or does it just have Rockall members?
In August 1969, Hurricane "Camille" hit the Mississipi-Alabama coast with what would be "force 23" winds in an extended Beaufort scale: 200 mph to 213 mph. However, the Beaufort scale is rarely extended (if ever) beyond force 12. Instead, the strength of hurricanes is described with the following scale: http://home.att.net/~numericana/answ...s.htm#beaufort