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Murray Islands: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Murray Islands in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Murray Islands

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10424

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 47' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
044° 31' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.7833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -44.5166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Group of small islands 1.2 mi SE of Cape Whitson, off the S coast of Laurie Island in the South Orkney Islands. Discovered in 1823 by Matthew Brisbane, who explored the S coast of Laurie Island under the direction of James Weddell. The name "Murrys Islands" appears on Weddell's chart, but the islands are probably named for James Murray of London, maker of the chronometers used on Weddell's voyage.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Murray Islands in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Murray Islands should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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