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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 11163

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 38' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
149° 36' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.6333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -149.6

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1970

Description (see definition): An ice-covered island 5 mi long, lying 3 mi SW of Grinder Island in Marshall Archipelago, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Commander Thomas E. Orr, Supply Officer and Officer-in-Charge of the Para Rescue Team of U.S. Navy (USN) Squadron VX-6 during Operation Deep Freeze 1968.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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