Murphy Rocks

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{ Murphy Rocks (77°35′S 144°55′W / 77.583°S 144.917°W / -77.583; -144.917Coordinates: 77°35′S 144°55′W / 77.583°S 144.917°W / -77.583; -144.917) is a rock outcrops 12 nautical miles (22 km) southeast of Mount West on the broad ice-covered ridge between the Hammond and Boyd Glaciers, in the Ford Ranges of Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by United States Antarctic Service (USAS) (1939–41) and by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos (1959–65). Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Dion M. Murphy, aviation machinist's mate, U.S. Navy, a helicopter flight crewman during Operation Deep Freeze 1968. [1]

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  1. ^ "Murphy Rocks: Antarctica" National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA [1]

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