DeAtley Island

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DeAtley Island
DeAtley Island is located in Antarctica
DeAtley Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 73°18′S 73°54′W / 73.300°S 73.900°W / -73.300; -73.900Coordinates: 73°18′S 73°54′W / 73.300°S 73.900°W / -73.300; -73.900
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

DeAtley Island is a large ice-covered island lying 19 kilometres (10 nmi) east of Spaatz Island at the south side of Ronne Entrance. The island was sighted and roughly mapped from the air by the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE), 1947–48, and was later named by Finn Ronne for Colonel Ellsworth DeAtley, United States Army, and his wife Thelma DeAtley, who contributed clothing and food in support of RARE.[1]

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