Venable Ice Shelf

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Venable Ice Shelf is an ice shelf, 40 miles (60 km) long and 15 miles (24 km) wide, between Fletcher and Allison Peninsulas, Ellsworth Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1961-66. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Cdm. J. D. Venable, U.S. Navy, Ships Operations Officer, U.S. Naval Support Force, Antarctica, 1967 and 1968.

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

Coordinates: 73°3′S 87°20′W / 73.050°S 87.333°W / -73.050; -87.333