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

Feature Class (see definition): Bar

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 16186

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 11' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 21' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.1833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.35

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957

Description (see definition): Reef, 0.5 mi across, lying 2.5 mi WSW of Cape Arkona, off the SW side of Heard Island. The existence of a reef in this area is noted on an unpublished American sealer's map of "Hurds Island" compiled during the 1860-70 period, although the configuration of this side of the island is somewhat distorted, as were all early maps of the island. The feature was more accurately charted and named by His (Her) Majesty's Ship (HMS) Wakefield which visited the island in April 1910.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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