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Sherman Island
Location Antarctica
Area 1,121 km2 (433 sq mi)
Length 51 km (31.7 mi)
Width 19 km (11.8 mi)
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited
Thurston Island - en
Map of Thurston Island.
ThurstonIsland Terra MODIS
Satellite image of Thurston Island.

Sherman Island is an ice-covered island of Antarctica about 51 kilometres (32 mi) long and 16 kilometres (10 mi) wide, lying south of Thurston Island in the middle of Peacock Sound. The feature rises above the Abbot Ice Shelf which occupies the sound.

Delineated from aerial photographs taken by US Navy Operation Highjump in December 1946. Named by US-ACAN for Admiral Forrest Sherman, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, 1949–51, when preparations were being made for U.S. Naval support during the forthcoming International Geophysical Year (IGY) operations.


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