Silk Glacier

Silk Glacier (81°9′S 158°55′E / 81.150°S 158.917°E / -81.150; 158.917Coordinates: 81°9′S 158°55′E / 81.150°S 158.917°E / -81.150; 158.917) is a glacier, 10 miles (16 km) long, draining the east slopes of the Churchill Mountains between Mount Frost and Mount Zinkovich to enter Nursery Glacier. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Cdt. P.R.H. Silk, RNZN, commanding officer of HMNZS Endeavour II in Antarctic waters, 1963-64.

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

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