Purvis Glacier

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Purvis Glacier (54°6′S 37°10′W / 54.100°S 37.167°W / -54.100; -37.167Coordinates: 54°6′S 37°10′W / 54.100°S 37.167°W / -54.100; -37.167) is a glacier flowing generally northeast into the west side of Possession Bay, on the north coast of South Georgia. Charted by the German Antarctic Expedition under Wilhelm Filchner, 1911–12, and named after John Murray-Gletscher. It was renamed Purvis Glacier, possibly to avoid confusion with Murray Glacier in northern Victoria Land, after Petty Officer J. Purvis, Royal Navy (Point Purvis, q.v.).

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