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

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 9838

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
60° 31' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
046° 10' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60.5166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -46.1666667

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1951

Description (see definition): Group of isolated rocks lying 2 mi N of Despair Rocks and 7 mi W of Penguin Point, the NW end of Coronation Island, in the South Orkney Islands. First seen and rudely charted by Captain George Powell and Captain Nathaniel Palmer during their joint cruise in December 1821. Named for Captain H.G. Melsom, manager of the Thule Whaling Co., by Captain Petter Sorlle, who conducted a running survey of the South Orkney Islands in 1912-13.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data

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

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