Orr Island

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Orr Island
Orr Island is located in Antarctica
Orr Island
Location in Antarctica
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
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

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).