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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9639

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 10' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
037° 26' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.1666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -37.4333333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1963

Description (see definition): Island, 1 mi long, lying in the entrance to King Haakon Bay on the S side of South Georgia. Surveyed by the South Georgia Survey (SGS) in the period 1951-57, and named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Timothy McCarthy, a seaman on the Endurance during the British expedition under Shackleton, 1914-16. McCarthy accompanied Shackleton in the James Caird from Elephant Island to King Haakon Bay.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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