Grace Rock

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Not to be confused with Grace Rocks.
Grace Rock
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Location of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands
Grace Rock is located in Antarctica
Grace Rock
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°21′32.3″S 58°59′22.5″W / 62.358972°S 58.989583°W / -62.358972; -58.989583Coordinates: 62°21′32.3″S 58°59′22.5″W / 62.358972°S 58.989583°W / -62.358972; -58.989583[1]
Administration
None
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Grace Rock is a rock in Bransfield Strait, Antarctica lying 1.72 kilometres (0.93 nmi) off the southeast coast of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1961 after the British sealing vessel Grace (Captain H. Rowe) from Plymouth, which visited the South Shetland Islands in 1821–22.[2]

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