Horror Rock

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Horror Rock (54°31′S 37°11′W / 54.517°S 37.183°W / -54.517; -37.183Coordinates: 54°31′S 37°11′W / 54.517°S 37.183°W / -54.517; -37.183) is a rock lying 3.5 nautical miles (6 km) west of South West Point, Annenkov Island, South Georgia. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee from the circumstances of the rock's discovery by HMS Owen (K640) on February 21, 1961. The ship avoided striking the rock in rough weather and low visibility, passing within 1 nautical mile (2 km) of heavy breakers.[1]

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