Thwaites Glacier Launch 1 December 2018
The Thwaites project ship relief will take place during the New Year with equipment and fuel being offloaded at the English Coast. This area was first mapped on the ground by the United States Antarctic Service (USAS, now USAP) in 1940, and named for the organisation’s Executive Secretary, Capt. Robert A. J. English.
Stange Sound was first photographed and mapped by RARE in 1947, and named for Henry Stange, a contributor to the expedition. Carroll Inlet, where the ship relief is planned to be, was first observed from the air in 1940, and named from Arthur J. Carroll, Chief Photographer at the expedition’s “East Base.”
Nearby, Case Island (77° 57′ 35″ W, 73° 14′ 57″ S) is actually an ice rise in the Carroll Inlet itself, and was named for Francis S. Case, who obtained Government support to provide a ship for RARE. In the same vein, Spaatz Island (75° 06′ 48″ W, 73° 11′ 38″ S) is named for Gen. Carl Spaatz, Commanding General of USAAF, who arranged for provision of aircraft for RARE.Read More