Forrester Island (Antarctica)
Location in Antarctica
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Forrester Island is an ice-capped island 6 kilometres (3.5 nmi) long that lies 24 kilometres (13 nmi) north-northeast of Shepard Island, off the Getz Ice Shelf of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. The island was discovered and charted from the USS Glacier on February 5, 1962, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after Lieutenant Commander John J. Forrester, U.S. Navy, Executive Officer aboard the Glacier at the time of discovery.
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