Orr Island

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Orr Island (77°38′S 149°36′W / 77.633°S 149.600°W / -77.633; -149.600Coordinates: 77°38′S 149°36′W / 77.633°S 149.600°W / -77.633; -149.600) is an ice-covered island 5 nautical miles (9 km) long, lying 3 nautical miles (6 km) southwest of Grinder Island in Marshall Archipelago, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Lieutenant Commander Thomas E. Orr, Supply Officer and Officer-in-Charge of the Para Rescue Team of U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 during Operation Deep Freeze 1968.

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