Lauff Island

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Lauff Island
Lauff Island is located in Antarctica
Lauff Island
Lauff Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 73°3′S 126°8′W / 73.050°S 126.133°W / -73.050; -126.133Coordinates: 73°3′S 126°8′W / 73.050°S 126.133°W / -73.050; -126.133
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Lauff Island is a small island lying 4 kilometres (2 nmi) north of Cape Dart, Siple Island, off the Bakutis Coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was discovered and photographed from aircraft of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Commander Bernard J. Lauff, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer of USS Glacier (AGB-4) during Operation Deep Freeze, 1956–57.[1]

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