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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 13685

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
67° 22' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
059° 46' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -67.3666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 59.7666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1947

Description (see definition): Group of small islands lying at the SE side of Islay in the William Scoresby Archipelago. Discovered on Feb. 18, 1931, by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson. He named one of the group Sheehan Nunatak after H.H. Sheehan, Asst. Secretary to the Treasury, who was Secretary of the Australian Antarctic Committee of British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE). British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) erroneously charted Sheehan Nunatak as lying behind the coastline. The insularity of the group was determined by DI personnel on the William Scoresby on Feb. 27, 1936. The islands were more fully mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photographs taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition in January and February 1937.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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