Cruzen Island

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Cruzen Island
Cruzen Island is located in Antarctica
Cruzen Island
Cruzen Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 74°47′S 140°42′W / 74.783°S 140.700°W / -74.783; -140.700Coordinates: 74°47′S 140°42′W / 74.783°S 140.700°W / -74.783; -140.700
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Cruzen Island is a rocky, but mostly snow-covered island about 93 kilometres (50 nmi) north-northeast of the mouth of Land Glacier off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was discovered in 1940 on aerial flights from the West Base of the US Antarctic Service, and named for Commander Richard Cruzen, US Navy, the commanding officer of the USS Bear and second in command of the expedition.