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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3189

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
63° 43' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 31' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -63.7166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -57.5166667

Elevation (see definition): 510

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): Island 2 mi long and 510 m high, lying off the S coast of Trinity Peninsula between Vega and Eagle Islands. This is believed to be the feature sighted by a British expedition under Ross, 1839-43, and named Cape Corry for Thomas L. Corry, a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty. In 1945, the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) charted an archipelago in this area. The present application of this name is in accord with the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) "that the name of Corry should be perpetuated on the most conspicuous of these islands as seen from eastward (the direction from which it was seen by Ross)."

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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