Name details

Ruth Ridge

Ruth Ridge (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Ruth Ridge  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110990

Feature type: Ridge

Origin

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

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

running E-W and rising to 1410m on N side of Drygalski Glacier, Nordenskjöld Coast. Following survey of this coast by SwAE in 1902, the E end of this feature was mapped as a cape and named Kap Ruth after Ruth Nordenskjöld, sister of N.O.G. Nordenskjöld, Leader of SwAE (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Cape Ruth (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316; BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; [in 64°44'S 60°24'W] 2.ix.1938). Cabo Ruth (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Kapp Ruth (HA chart, 1928). The feature was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in November 1947, when it was found to lie 9km inland from the coast; renamed Ruth Ridge (APC, 1955, p.18; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974); photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and further surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in 1961.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 39' 00.0" S
- 64.65000°
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Longitude:
60° 51' 00.0" W
- 60.85000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Jan-1951

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