Name details

Whitney Island

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

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

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United States Gazetteer Id 133660

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

The easternmost and second largest of the Rhyolite Islands (q.v.), lying close offshore the Rymill Coast in George VI Sound. Named by US-ACAN in 1977 after Farrell W. Whitney, USN, Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate with Squadron VXE-6, Operation Deep Freeze, 1958-71, at McMurdo Station and Christchurch, New Zealand.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 40' 00.0" S
- 69.66667°
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Longitude:
68° 31' 00.0" W
- 68.51667°
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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:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
Unknown

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