Spayd Island

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Spayd Island (70°33′S 72°7′E / 70.550°S 72.117°E / -70.550; 72.117Coordinates: 70°33′S 72°7′E / 70.550°S 72.117°E / -70.550; 72.117) is an ice-covered island with prominent rock exposures 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) long, lying at the southeast side of Gillock Island on the east margin of Amery Ice Shelf Delineated in 1952 by John H. Roscoe from aerial photographs taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and named by him for A.W. Spayd, air crewman on Operation Highjump photographic flights in this and other coastal areas between 14 and 164 East longitude.

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