Dean Island (Antarctica)

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1:250,000 scale topographic map of Dean Island.

Dean Island in the Antarctic is an ice-covered island, 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) long and 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi) wide, lying within the Getz Ice Shelf and midway between Grant Island and Siple Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. It was first sighted from a distance of 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) from the USS Glacier on February 5, 1962, and was named for Chief Warrant Officer S.L. Dean, U.S. Navy, Electrical Officer on the Glacier at the time of discovery.


Coordinates: 74°30′S 127°35′W / 74.500°S 127.583°W / -74.500; -127.583