Partridge Nunatak

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Map showing Partridge Nunatak in relation to three aligned nunataks southwest of the Ickes Mountains.

Partridge Nunatak (75°42′S 140°20′W) is the westernmost of three aligned nunataks lying southward of the Ickes Mountains in Westarctica.

The nunatak (730 m) is located along the north side of White Glacier, about 5 nautical miles (9 km) west of Bailey Nunatak.

Discovery and name

Partridge Nunatak was mapped by United States Geological Survey using surveys and U.S. Navy air photos collected during the years 1959-65. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names in honor of Billy W. Partridge, EOC, U.S. Navy, who served as the Chief Equipment Operator at Byrd Station in 1966.

Peerage title

On 2 April 2019, Kay Demuth was granted the title Baron of Partridge in recognition of his support of Westarctica.