Gillock Island

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Gillock Island
Gillock Island is located in Antarctica
Gillock Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 70°26′S 71°52′E / 70.433°S 71.867°E / -70.433; 71.867Coordinates: 70°26′S 71°52′E / 70.433°S 71.867°E / -70.433; 71.867
Length 37 km (23 mi)
Population Uninhabited
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Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Gillock Island is an ice-covered island, 20 nautical miles (37 km; 23 mi) long and 2 to 6 nautical miles (3.7 to 11.1 km; 2.3 to 6.9 mi) wide, with numerous rock outcrops exposed along its flanks. It is aligned north-south and lies in the eastern part of Amery Ice Shelf.

Delineated in 1952 by John H. Roscoe from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946-47). Named by him for Lieutenant Robert A. Gillock, U.S. Navy, navigator on Operation Highjump photographic flights over this and other coastal areas between 14°E and 164°E. [1]

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