John Biscoe

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Biscoe, John


Born 1794; died 1843. British Antarctic navigator.

From 1830 to 1832 and from 1833 to 1834, Biscoe undertook the third voyage after J. Cook and F. Bellingshausen in Antarctic waters in search of new hunting sites. In 1831 he discovered part of the coast of Antarctica (now Enderby Land) and in 1832, Graham Land (now the Antarctic Peninsula), Adelaide Island, and the group of islands named after him (the Biscoe Islands). A mountain in the region of Enderby Land is also named after Biscoe.

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* In 1830-33 the Enderby ships Tula and Lively under John Biscoe circumnavigated Antarctica, discovering Enderby Land (the first unequivocal sightings of land in Greater Antarctica), discovering and annexing Graham Land on the Antarctic Peninsula, and visiting the South Sandwich, South Shetland, Falkland, Chatham and Bounty Islands, but bringing home only 30 sealskins for the entire voyage (Biscoe 1833; Cumpston 1962).
BISCOE, J., (1833), "Recent discoveries in the Antarctic Ocean, from the log-book of the brig Tula, commanded by Mr John Biscoe, R.N.
--, (1971), "John Biscoe's voyage round the World, 1830-1833', Mariner's Mirror.
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"We opened this container that had just arrived from Egypt to ensure that it was all in order and I was with the forklift operator and became aware there was something in there," the Telegraph quoted John Biscoe, of GMA Freight, as saying.
James Weddell's expedition crossed the 74[degrees]S parallel in 1823, and in 1831 John Biscoe discovered a coast that he named Enderby Land in honor (now a sad reminder) of the company that sent him.
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whalers: John Biscoe, Peter Kemp & John Balleny, in the 1830s
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