This page presents the geographical name data for Reynolds 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): Reynolds Strait
Feature Class (see definition): Channel
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 12577
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
74° 15' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
132° 10' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -74.25
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -132.1666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1974
Description (see definition): A strait between Forrester Island on the north and Shepard and Grant Islands along the edge of Getz Ice Shelf on the south. The discovery of Forrester Island from USS Glacier on Feb. 4, 1962 simultaneously established the existence of the strait, which was then sounded. The name was applied by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Ralph R. Reynolds (1938-73), Lieutenant Commander, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), U.S. Navy (USN) who was Officer-in-Charge of the Navy Nuclear Power Unit at McMurdo Station in 1970.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data