Forrestal Range

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Forrestal Range is located in Antarctica
Forrestal Range
Forrestal Range
Forrestal Range in Antarctica

The Forrestal Range (83°00′S 049°30′W / 83.000°S 49.500°W / -83.000; -49.500) is a largely snow-covered mountain range, about 105 km (65 mi) long, standing east of Dufek Massif and the Neptune Range in the Pensacola Mountains of Antarctica. Discovered and photographed on 13 January 1956 on a transcontinental patrol plane flight of U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze I from McMurdo Sound to the vicinity of the Weddell Sea and return.[1]

Named by the US-ACAN after USS Forrestal, first supercarrier of the U.S. Navy. The entire Pensacola Mountains were mapped by USGS in 1967 and 1968 from U.S. Navy tricamera aerial photographs taken in 1964.[1]

Key mountains[edit]

Key geographical features[edit]

  • Lexington Table (83°05′S 49°45′W / 83.083°S 49.750°W / -83.083; -49.750) is a high, flat, snow-covered plateau, about 15 miles (24 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide, standing just north of Kent Gap and Saratoga Table. Discovered and photographed on January 13, 1956 on a transcontinental nonstop flight by personnel of U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze I from McMurdo Sound to the vicinity of Weddell Sea and return. Named by US-ACAN for USS Lexington of 1926, one of the first large aircraft carriers of the U.S. Navy.[8]
  • Saratoga Table (83°20′S 50°30′W / 83.333°S 50.500°W / -83.333; -50.500) is a high, flat, snow-covered plateau, 8 miles (13 km) long and 6 miles (9.7 km) wide, standing just south of Kent Gap and Lexington Table. Discovered and photographed on January 13, 1956 on a transcontinental nonstop flight by personnel of U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze I from McMurdo Sound to the vicinity of Weddell Sea and return. Named by US-ACAN for USS Saratoga of 1926, one of the first large aircraft carriers of the U.S. Navy.[9]

Features[edit]

Geographical features include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Forrestal Range". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2004-11-03.
  2. ^ "Abele Spur". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  3. ^ "Blount Nunatak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  4. ^ "Cooke Crags". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  5. ^ "Mount Lechner". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2005-11-11.
  6. ^ "Watts Summit". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  7. ^ "Mount Zirzow". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
  8. ^ "Lexington Table". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-07.
  9. ^ "Saratoga Table". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-07.

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