Sherman Island (Antarctica)

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Sherman Island (Antarctica)
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 72°40′S 99°45′W / 72.667°S 99.750°W / -72.667; -99.750
Length 51 km (31.7 mi)
Width 16 km (9.9 mi)
Country
Antarctica
Demographics
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Sherman Island (72°40′S 99°45′W / 72.667°S 99.750°W / -72.667; -99.750) is an ice-covered island of Antarctica about 51 km (31.7 mi) long and 16 km (9.9 mi) wide, lying south of Thurston Island in the middle of Peacock Sound. The feature rises above the Abbot Ice Shelf which occupies the sound.

Delineated from aerial photographs taken by US Navy Operation Highjump in December 1946. Named by US-ACAN for Admiral Forrest Sherman, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, 1949-51, when preparations were being made for U.S. Naval support during the forthcoming International Geophysical Year (IGY) operations.

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