Gratton Nunataks

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Map showing Gratton Nunatak with Mims Spur circled in red

Gratton Nunatak (86°6′S 127°46′W) is a bare, linear nunatak lying at the south side of the mouth of McCarthy Glacier where it enters the Reedy Glacier. It is located in the vicinity of Mims Spur.

Discovery and name

It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and U.S. Navy air photos taken during the years 1960–64. The nunatak was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for John W. Gratton, a construction mechanic at Byrd Station in 1962.

Peerage title

On 17 January 2019, Elke Grube was granted the peerage title Baroness of Gratton. On 26 February 2019, approximately one month after receiving her title, Elke became the fourth noble peer in Westarctica's history to suffer the indignity of being disbarred.

On 29 May 2024, Pawel Skibicki became the 2nd Baron of Gratton after the title was restored and granted to him in recognition of his support of Westarctica.