Location in Antarctica
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Benton Island is an ice-covered island about 7 kilometres (4 nmi) long, lying 9 kilometres (5 nmi) northwest of Nolan Island in the Marshall Archipelago. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–65, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for William T. Benton, BM1, U.S. Navy, Boatswain's Mate aboard USS Glacier along this coast, 1961–62.
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