Name details

Sherman Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 131523

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

An ice-covered island about 32 mi long and 10 mi wide, lying S of Thurston Island in the middle of Peacock Sound. The feature rises above Abbot Ice Shelf which occupies the sound. Delineated from aerial photographs taken by USN Operation HighJump in December 1946. Named by US-ACAN for Admiral Forrest Sherman, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, 1949-51, when preparations were being made for U.S. Naval support during the forthcoming IGY operations.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
72° 40' 00.0" S
- 72.66667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
99° 45' 00.0" W
- 99.75000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
1-Jan-1960

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