This page presents the geographical name data for Morgan 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): Morgan Island
Feature Class (see definition): Island
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 10247
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 01' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 34' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.0166667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.5666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957
Description (see definition): A small island which is the largest feature in a group of islands located 1 mi E of Cape Bidlingmaier, off the N side of Heard Island. The island group was charted as extending across "Morgan Bay" on an 1860 sketch map compiled by Captain H.C. Chester, an American sealer, and "Morgan Islands" appears on the 1874 chart and the scientific reports of a British expedition under Nares in the Challenger. Surveyed in 1948 by the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), who restricted the name Morgan to the largest feature in the group.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data