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McLeod Glacier
Location of McLeod Glacier in the South Orkney Islands
Location South Orkney Islands
Coordinates 60°44′S 45°38′W / 60.733°S 45.633°W / -60.733; -45.633
Length 1 nmi (2 km; 1 mi)
Thickness unknown
Terminus Clowes Bay
Status unknown

McLeod Glacier is a glacier 1 nautical mile (2 km) long, flowing in a southeasterly direction into Clowes Bay on the south side of Signy Island, in the South Orkney Islands off Antarctica. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1954 for Michael McLeod, following a survey by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1947. On December 12, 1821, the cutter Beaufoy under McLeod sailed to a position at least 60 nautical miles (110 km) west of the South Orkney Islands, where a chart annotation indicates that land was sighted, possibly Coronation Island.

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