Driscoll Island

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Driscoll Island
Driscoll Island is located in Antarctica
Driscoll Island
Driscoll Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 76°12′S 146°55′W / 76.200°S 146.917°W / -76.200; -146.917Coordinates: 76°12′S 146°55′W / 76.200°S 146.917°W / -76.200; -146.917
Area 250 km2 (97 sq mi)
Length 34 km (21.1 mi)
Width 11 km (6.8 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Driscoll Island is a narrow, ice-covered island 30 kilometres (16 nmi) long, lying in Block Bay along the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. The feature was partially delineated from air photos taken by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1928–30) on the flight of December 5, 1929. The island was completely mapped by the United States Geological Survey, 1959–65, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Lawrence J. Driscoll, U.S.Navy, a Boatswain's Mate aboard USS Glacier along this coast, 1961–62.[1]


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