Orr Island

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Orr Island
Orr Island is located in Antarctica
Orr Island
Orr Island
Location in Antarctica
Geography
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 77°38′S 149°36′W / 77.633°S 149.600°W / -77.633; -149.600Coordinates: 77°38′S 149°36′W / 77.633°S 149.600°W / -77.633; -149.600
Archipelago Marshall Archipelago
Administration
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Orr Island is an ice-covered island 9.3 kilometres (5 nmi) long, lying 5.6 kilometres (3 nmi) southwest of Grinder Island in Marshall Archipelago, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Mapped 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 Lieutenant Commander Thomas E. Orr, Supply Officer and Officer-in-Charge of the Para Rescue Team of U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 during Operation Deep Freeze 1968.

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