James Clark Ross R.N.
James Clark Ross R.N.

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James Clark Ross R.N.Explanation
Third son of George Ross and a nephew of polar explorer Rear Adm. Sir John Ross (1777-1856)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
15 April 1800 Born (London)
11 December 1828 F.R.S. (Fellow of the Royal Society)
18361838Conducting the first systematic magnetic survey of the British Isles
18 October 1843 Married Ann (d. 1857), daughter of Thomas Coulman of Whitgift Hall, Yorkshire
1844 Knighted
1847 Published 'Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, 1839-43 '.
3 April 1862 Died (Aylesbury)
The British Antatric Survey vessel RRS James Clark Ross was built by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders, Wallsend, UK and launched on the 1st December 1990
5 April 1812Entered Navy
26 December 1822Lieutenant
8 November 1827Commander
28 October 1834Captain
1 December 1856Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
16 January 1818December 1818Midshipman in Isabella, commanded by John Ross, hired sloop, searching for the north-west passage from Baffin Bay to the Bering Strait
16 January 1819November 1820Midshipman in Hecla (1815; 1819=artic discovery vessel), commanded by William Edward Parry. expedition to find north-west passage, reached 110° W
18291833Participating in John Ross's expedition in Victory, financed by the gin magnate Felix Booth to search for the north-west passage
18351835Commander in Cove, transport, searching for, and bring relief to, whalers caught in the ice in Baffin Bay
8 April 1839September 1843Captain in Erebus, particular service (antarctic discovery, together with Terror, Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier; reached the Ross sea, and travelled inland to within 500 miles of the magnetic south pole)
31 January 184826 November 1849Captain in Enterprise, particular service, in search of Sir John Franklin, together with Investigator (Captain Edward Joseph Bird)

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