SCAR Gazetteer Information: Each place can have one or more entries in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer, dependant on its origin. By viewing an individual entry, you may see multiple references to the same place. SCAR uses a more general feature type coding, so each place will, in general, have multiple feature types.

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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Ryder Glacier (RUS) 71° 05' 00.0" S 67° 10' 00.0" W Glacier
Name ID: 120359 Place ID: 12552

Ryder Glacier (GBR) 71° 07' 00.0" S 67° 15' 00.0" W Glacier
Name ID: 110995 Place ID: 12552

flowing W into George VI Sound between Gurney Point and Christie Peaks, was surveyed by BGLE in October 1936 (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); further surveyed by FIDS from "Stonington Island", 1948-49, and named after Capt. Robert Edward Dudley Ryder, RN (1908-86), who as Lieutenant commanded the BGLE expedition ship Penola and who, on 28 March 1942, commanded the Royal Navy force at St Nazaire, being awarded the Victoria Cross "for valour" in that action (APC, 1955, p.18; USHO chart 6638, 1955; DCS 601 sheet 71 66, 1956; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/14, 1-DOS 1974). Lednik Raydera (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Ryder Glacier (USA) 71° 07' 00.0" S 67° 20' 00.0" W Glacier
Name ID: 131084 Place ID: 12552

Gently sloping glacier, 13 mi long and wide, flowing W from the Dyer Plateau of Palmer Land into George VI Sound to the S of Gurney Point. First surveyed in 1936 by the BGLE under Rymill. Named by the UK-APC in 1954 for Capt. Robert E.D. Ryder, RN, who as Lieutenant, was commander of the Penola during the BGLE, 1934-37.

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