Name details

Currituck Island

Currituck Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Currituck Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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United States Gazetteer Id 124014

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Island 7 mi long marked by numerous small coves, lying on the NW side of Edisto Channel in the Highjump Archipelago. Mapped from air photos taken by USN Operation HighJump in February, 1947. Named by the US-ACAN in 1956 after the USS Currituck, seaplane tender and flagship of the western task group of USN Operation HighJump, Task Force 68, 1946-47. At that time, the northern portion was thought to be a separate feature and was named "Mohaupt Island," but subsequent Soviet Expeditions (1956-57) found that only one large island exists.

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Location

Latitude:
66° 05' 00.0" S
- 66.08333°
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Longitude:
100° 40' 00.0" E
100.66667°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1956

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