The Forrestal Range
is a largely snow-covered mountain range
, about 105 km (65 mi) long, standing east of Dufek Massif and the Neptune Range
in the Pensacola Mountains
. Discovered and photographed on January 13
on a transcontinental patrol plane flight of U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze I from McMurdo Sound
to the vicinity of the Weddell Sea
Named by the US-ACAN after the USS Forrestal, first supercarrier of the U.S. Navy. The entire Pensacola Mountains were mapped by USGS in 1967 and 1968 from U.S. Navy tricamera aerial photographs taken in 1964.
Mountains of this range include Mount Lechner (2030 m).