Forrester Island (Antarctica)

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Forrester Island (74°9′S 132°13′W / 74.150°S 132.217°W / -74.150; -132.217Coordinates: 74°9′S 132°13′W / 74.150°S 132.217°W / -74.150; -132.217) is an ice-capped island 3.5 nautical miles (6 km) long that lies 13 nautical miles (24 km) north-northeast of Shepard Island, off the Getz Ice Shelf of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. The island was discovered and charted from the USS Glacier on February 5, 1962, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Lieutenant Commander John J. Forrester, U.S. Navy, Executive Officer aboard the Glacier at the time of discovery.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Forrester Island (Antarctica)" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).