Dibble Glacier

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Dibble Glacier (66°17′S 134°36′E / 66.283°S 134.600°E / -66.283; 134.600Coordinates: 66°17′S 134°36′E / 66.283°S 134.600°E / -66.283; 134.600) is a prominent channel glacier flowing from the continental ice and terminating in a prominent tongue at the east side of Davis Bay. It was delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump (1946–47), and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Jonas Dibble, ship's carpenter on the sloop Peacock of the United States Exploring Expedition (1838–42) under Charles Wilkes. Dibble is credited with leaving his sick bed and working 24 hours without relief with other carpenters to repair a broken rudder on the Peacock, when the ship was partially crushed in an ice bay in 151°19′E and forced to retire northward.[1]

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