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Ross, Sir James Clark,

1800–1862, British polar explorer and rear admiral. In 1818 he accompanied his uncle, Sir John RossRoss, Sir John,
1777–1856, British arctic explorer and rear admiral. In 1818 he went in search of the Northwest Passage but turned back after exploring Baffin Bay.
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, in search of the Northwest Passage and commanded the Erebus. He later studied Eskimo life while on several arctic voyages (1819–27) with W. E. ParryParry, Sir William Edward
, 1790–1855, British arctic explorer and rear admiral. He entered the navy at 13 and made his first voyage to the Arctic under Sir John Ross in 1818 in search of the Northwest Passage.
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. In another expedition (1829–33) with his uncle, he located (1831) in Boothia Peninsula the north magnetic pole (now located in Prince of Wales Island). In command of an expedition (1839–43) to study earth magnetism in Antarctica, Ross discovered Ross Sea, reaching Ross Island and following the Ross Ice Shelf eastward for c.350 mi (560 km). He also discovered Victoria Land and much of North Graham Land. He recorded his experiences in his Voyage of Discovery and Research to Southern and Antarctic Regions (1847). In 1848–49 he made another visit to the Arctic in search for Sir John FranklinFranklin, Sir John,
1786–1847, British explorer in N Canada whose disappearance caused a widespread search of the Arctic. Entering the navy in 1801, he fought in the battle of Trafalgar.
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See E. S. Dodge, The Polar Rosses (1973); A. Gurney, The Race to the White Continent (2000).

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We know that in those Antarctic countries, James Ross found two craters, the Erebus and Terror, in full activity, on the 167th meridian, latitude 77@ 32'.
There appeared on the high bottoms some coral shrubs, of the kind which, according to James Ross, live in the Antarctic seas to the depth of more than 1,000 yards.
She was a screw propeller of eight hundred tons, a fast sailer, and the very vessel that had been sent out to the polar regions, to revictual the last expedition of Sir James Ross.
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David Simons will replace James Ross, when he steps down after six turbulent years at Old Hall Street headquarters next April.
Father-of-two James Ross, 26, was held by a gang of drug smugglers last year.
James Ross, 26, had a testicle, an ear, his wedding finger and two toes cut off in a 13-day ordeal on the Algarve.
LITTLEWOODS chairman James Ross is to quit his place on the board of the Northwest Development Agency.
Mark James Ross had pleaded guilty to five charges of indecent assault on a child and four charges of indecency with a child between August 1998 and September 2002, at an earlier court hearing.
A search has started for a new chairman to replace James Ross when he retires in April, the group revealed.
2007 February 21 ( James Ross & Son is sold to Greencore of Selby, North Yorkshire, for an undisclosed sum and 37 staff lose their jobs.