Grace Rock

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Grace Rock
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Location of Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands
Grace Rock is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Grace Rock
Grace Rock
Location of Grace Rock
Grace Rock is located in Antarctica
Grace Rock
Grace Rock
Grace Rock (Antarctica)
Geography
LocationAntarctica
Coordinates62°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
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Grace Rock. SCAR Composite Antarctic Gazetteer.
  2. ^ "Grace Rock". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-05-03.

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