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Ridley Island

Ridley Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Ridley Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110879

Feature type: Island


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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N of False Round Point, King George Island, was roughly charted by Bransfield, 21-22 January 1820, when the name Ridleys Islands was applied to the main island and offlying smaller island and rocks (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]); further charted by nineteenth-century sealers. Ridley's Island (Baird, 1821, p.233). Round Island, Round Isle (Sherratt, 1821, col. 1216 and map facing col. 1215-16). Hannah Island, probably after the sealing ship Hannah (Capt. J. Johnson, Hannah Point, q.v.) (Davis, 1821-22, 1 April 1821). Ridley Island (BA chart [no number], 1822; [in 61°48'S 57°56'W] BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; [in 61°50'S 57°57'W] APC, 1955, p.18; [co-ordinates corrected] BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; DOS sheet W 62 68, 1968; APC, 1977, p.28). Ridley's Isle (Powell, chart, 1822a). IÎle Ridley (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). IÎle Ridley's (Powell, map, 1824a, map facing p.5). Ridleys Insel (Fildes, 1827, p.466). Isla Ridley (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Pierrou, 1970, p.624; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.242). Ridley Islands, including offlying island and rocks (USHO chart 1132, 1894). Ridley Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Isola Ridley (Faustini, 1904, p.4). Ridley Ö (HA chart, 1928). The island was recharted by DI in January 1937 when the name Ridley Peak was applied to the summit of the island, described as the most prominent feature to mariners on the N coast of King George Island (Hill, 1937). Ridleys I (Hobbs, 1939a, p.41). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956 and surveyed from the ground by FIDS in 1958. Ridley Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.584). Ostrov Ridli (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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61° 51' 00.0" S
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58° 00' 57.5" W
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Not recorded
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