Newman Island

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Newman Island
Newman Island is located in Antarctica
Newman Island
Newman Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 75°39′S 145°30′W / 75.650°S 145.500°W / -75.650; -145.500Coordinates: 75°39′S 145°30′W / 75.650°S 145.500°W / -75.650; -145.500
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Newman Island is an ice-covered island 28 kilometres (15 nmi) long, lying in the Nickerson Ice Shelf on the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was mapped from surveys by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Navy air photos (1959–65), and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Cdr. J.F. Newman, USN, ships officer on the staff of the Commander, Task Force 43, during Operation Deep Freeze 1966.


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