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Nelson Channel: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Nelson Channel 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): Nelson Channel

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 10574

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
57° 03' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
026° 43' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.05

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -26.7166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): Navigable channel between Candlemas and Vindication Islands, in the South Sandwich Islands. First roughly charted by Captain James Cook, discoverer of these islands in 1775. Recharted in 1930 by DI personnel on the Discovery II, who gave the name Nelson Strait for Lieutenant A.L. Nelson, Royal Navy Reserve (RNR),) chief officer and navigator of the ship. The name has been amended to avoid duplication with Nelson Strait in the South Shetland Islands.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Nelson Channel 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 Nelson Channel should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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