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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2794

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 02' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 26' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.0333333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.4333333

Elevation (see definition): 16

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957

Description (see definition): A dark, steeple-like rock, 16 m high, lying at the head of Corinthian Bay opposite the terminus of Baudissin Glacier, off the N side of Heard Island. Probably named after Captain Church of the schooner Mechanic, a tender to the Corinthian in Captain Erasmus Darwin Rogers' sealing fleet that landed at Heard Island in 1855. The name appears in the reports of the British the names then in use. Several members of the Church family of Montville, CT are recorded as working in the area during this period.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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