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

Feature Class (see definition): Channel

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12089

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
61° 05' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
054° 35' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -61.0833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -54.5833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1953

Description (see definition): Strait 5 mi wide between Cornwallis and Elephant Islands, in the South Shetland Islands. This strait was known to sealers as early as 1821, but first record of its navigation was in 1839 by the brig Porpoise of the U.S. Exploring Expedition (USEE) squadron under Wilkes. Soundings of the strait were made by the vessel John Biscoe and the frigate His (Her) Majesty's Ship (HMS) Sparrow in December 1948. Named for Prince Charles, son of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

NOTE: The information regarding Prince Charles Strait 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 Prince Charles Strait should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

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