Burke Island

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Location Antarctica
Coordinates 73°08′S 105°06′W / 73.13°S 105.1°W / -73.13; -105.1
Length 16 mi (26 km)
Width 6 mi (10 km)
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Burke Island is an ice-covered island about 16 miles (26 km) long and 6 miles (9.7 km) wide, lying 37 miles (60 km) southwest of Cape Waite, King Peninsula, in the Amundsen Sea. Burke Island is located at 73°08′S 105°06′W / 73.13°S 105.1°W / -73.13; -105.1. Burke Island was delineated from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 in January 1960. Burke Island was named by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, U.S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations during Operation Deep Freeze (1956–1961).

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