See also:admiral and Arctic explorer, son of the Rev . Andrew
See also:minister of Inch, Wigtonshire, entered the Royal
See also:Navy in 1786, serving in the Mediterranean till 1789, and afterwards in the Channel . In 18o8 he acted as captain of the
See also:Fleet, and in 1812 was promoted
See also:commander . Six years later he was given the command of an Arctic expedition fitted out by the
See also:Admiralty, the first of a new series of attempts to solve the question of a
See also:North-West passage . This expedition failed to discover much that was new, and somewhat prejudiced the Arctic reputation of its
See also:leader, who attained the
See also:rank of captain on his return: But in 1829, through the munificence of Mr (afterwards
See also:Sir) Felix
See also:Booth, he was able to undertake a second Arctic expedition, which, during an
See also:absence of four years, achieved important
See also:geographical and scientific results . On his return Captain Ross was the recipient of gold medals from the
See also:English and French geographical
See also:societies, and of various
See also:foreign orders, ,jncluding a
See also:knighthood of the
See also:Star of Sweden, and in the following
See also:year (1834) received a knighthood and a C.B. at home . In 1850 he undertook a third voyage to the Arctic regions, this
See also:time in
See also:search of Sir
See also:Franklin, and in the following year he attained
See also:flag-rank . His publications include— Voyage of
See also:Discovery for the Purpose of Exploring
See also:Bay (1819); Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, including the Discovery of the North Magnetic Pole (1835);
See also:Memoirs and
See also:Correspondence of
See also:Lord De Saumerez (1838) .
SIR JAMES CLARK ROSS (1800-1862)
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