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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3423

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 05' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
100° 40' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.0833333

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 100.6666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1956

Description (see definition): Island 7 mi long marked by numerous small coves, lying on the NW side of Edisto Channel in the Highjump Archipelago. Mapped from air photos taken by U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp in February, 1947. Named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1956 after the USS Currituck, seaplane tender and flagship of the western task group of U.S. Navy (USN) OpHjp, Task Force 68, 1946-47. At that time, the northern portion was thought to be a separate feature and was named "Mohaupt Island," but subsequent Soviet Expeditions (1956-57) found that only one large island exists.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



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


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