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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13158

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 02' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 57' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.0333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.95

Elevation (see definition): 30

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

Description (see definition): Insular rock, 30 m high, lying 7 mi SW of Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands. This name, which dates back to at least 1822, was probably given by sealers. From a distance, the rock is reported to resemble a ship under sail, but at close range it is more like a house with a gable roof.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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