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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13863

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
73° 21' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
078° 19' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -73.35

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -78.3166667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): A small but conspicuous island between Rydberg Peninsula and Case Island in the southern part of Carroll Inlet, off the coast of Ellsworth Land. Discovered by pilot Ashley Snow of U.S. Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939-41) on an aircraft flight, Dec. 22, 1940. Named for Lieutenant (j.g.) L.S. Sims, U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), surgeon on the expedition.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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