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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9763

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
54° 09' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
037° 28' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.15

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -37.4666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1998

Description (see definition): The larger of two islands lying at the E side of Cheapman 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) for Harry McNeish (1886-1930), carpenter on the British expedition under Shackleton, 1914-16. McNeish accompanied Shackleton in the Georgia. Name changed from McNeish to McNish 1998 after submittal of Henry McNish's birth certificate to the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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