Forrestal Range

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The Forrestal Range () 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 January 13, 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.

Named by the US-ACAN after the 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.

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  • Blount Nunatak () is a prominent nunatak, 1,630 m, standing 3 nautical miles (6 km) southwest of Mount Lechner on the west side of Forrestal Range. Discovered and photographed on January 13, 1956 during a U.S. Navy transcontinental nonstop plane flight from McMurdo Sound to Weddell Sea and return. Named by US-ACAN for Hartford E. Blount, aviation machinists mate with U.S. Navy Squadron VX during Operation Deep Freeze, 1956.


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