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Viola Peak

Prominent peak (1268 m) on the ridge south of Novosilski Glacier, and north and west of Harmer Glacier, South Georgia. Named after the sealer and supply vessel Viola, which operated out of Grytviken Whaling Station from 1927 until she was abandoned there on closure of the whaling station in 1965. Originally built in Beverley, UK, in 1906 as a trawler, she became the vessel of choice for supporting expeditions due to her trawler’s large hold: Kohl-Larsen expedition in 1928/9; South Georgia Survey Expeditions 1951 - 1957; South Georgia Biological Expedition 1958-59; support to Royal Navy Hydrographic Survey Expedition of 1960/61. Renamed Dias, or Diaz in 1927 (q.v. Diaz Cove) and the peak stands above Diaz Cove.


Sooty Bluff

A 25 m high bluff protruding into Cumberland Bay East below the eastern face of Mount Duse, Thatcher Peninsula. Named for the light-mantled sooty albatrosses (Phoebetria palpebrata) that nest on the Bluff and seaward cliff.


Hodges Bowl

A steep-walled bowl or corrie at 300 m altitude formed by the now extinct Hodges Glacier, Thatcher Peninsula. It lies below the ridge between Mount Hodges and Petrel Peak, leading into the valley going down to Gull Lake. Named in association with Mount Hodges, 1959. Landsat satellite imagery in 2002 showed that the glacier had completely disappeared.


No-name bay

Bay due west of the northern end of Ranger Ridge and south-south-east of Cave Point, Barff Peninsula. The bay is used for small boat landings and the name is in long-established use by staff at King Edward Point Research Station.


Boatman Cove

A small east facing cove on the southern coast of Lewin Peninsula, Busen Region, South Georgia. It is located about 400 m east of Gulbrandsen Valley. The feature was created by the retreat of Neumayer Glacier in Cumberland West Bay. Named to mark the discovery of the feature as a landing place by the boatman at King Edward Point in February 2017. It provides access to a shorter overland route from Cumberland Bay to Stromness Bay than from Carlita Bay.


Aiken Cove

Cove on the west side of Maiviken. Named after John Aiken (1889-1954) who was born in the Falkland Islands, and recruited in Stanley as a ship's boy, for the 1901-04 Swedish Antarctic Expeditions’s ship Antarctic. After the South Georgia visit and subsequent wreck of the ship off the Antarctic Peninsula he wintered on Paulet Island before rescue in November 1903. Aiken was a member of a party of four crew from Antarctic who landed at Maiviken on 21 May 1902 (the origin of the name Maiviken), and, after local exploration, continued over the pass to Grytviken. The other members of the party: Andersson, Dusé and Skottsberg also have features named after them in the Maiviken area.