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James Ross Island

James Ross Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

James Ross Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109502

Feature type: Island


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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separated from Trinity Peninsula by Prince Gustav Channel, was roughly charted on its E side by Ross in 1842-43; shown as part of Palmer Land (Trinity Peninsula, q.v.) (BA chart 1238, x.1893; Bruce, 1904, map following p.112). The name Ross Island (USHO chart 1132, 1894) or James Ross-Insel (Wichmann, 1895, p.141) was later applied to a small non-existent island c. 45km E of Seymour Island, after Rear-Adm. Sir James Clark Ross, RN (1800-62), British polar explorer and Commander of the Antarctic expedition, 1839-43; member of Arctic expeditions, 1819-20, 1821-23, 1824-25, 1827, 1829-33 and discoverer of the North Magnetic Pole, 1 June 1831. The land discovered by Ross was erroneously called Terre Louis Philippe (Louis Philippe Plateau, q.v.) (Andersson, 1903, p.140), but was later partly surveyed and its insularity proved by SwAE in October 1903; named James Ross Island (Nordenskjöld, 1904e, p.212; Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316; BA, 1948, p.177; chart 1240, 22.iv.1949; APC, 1955, p.12; DOS 610 sheet W 64 56, 1961; DOS 250 sheet SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1974). Isla de Haddington, in association with Mount Haddington (q.v.) (Sobral, 1904, p.150). Haddington-Land (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p.231). James Ross Insel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). James Ross Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). IÎle Ross (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904c, map p. 232-33). Ross-Insel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 1, p. 282). Ross-Ön (Andersson, 1904b, p.79). Isla de James Ross (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map). Ross Island (Charcot, 1905a, map facing p.592; BA chart 3175, 31.x.1921; 1.iii.1940). Ross Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Isla Haddington, Monte Haddington, referring to the fact that Mount Haddington was "proved to be an island" by SwAE (Sobral, [1907], p.115, 141). Isola Ross (Duse, 1907, p.247). Isla Ross (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.13; Pierrou, 1970, p.636; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.248). IÎle James Ross (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1). James Ross Eiland (Shackleton, [1921], end map). Ross Öia (HA chart, 1928). Ross-Öya (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Rossøen, Haddingtonlandet, James Ross' Ø, James Rossöen (Aagaard, 1930, p.197, 248, 276 and end map). Ross Ö (Hansen, atlas, 1936, chart 1). James Rossøya (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). Isla James Ross (Argentina. IGM map, 1945). The island was partly resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47. Isla María, so called as a "symbol of love and faith" (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.202). Isla Ress [sic] (Chile. IGM, 1948a, map facing p.254). Rossin Saari (Andersson, 1948, map p.329). Ostrov Dzhems Ross (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). The resurvey of the island was completed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1953-55. Ostrov Dzhems Rossa (Baranov and others, 1954, map p. 283). Isla J. Ross (Cordini, 1955, p. 64). Ostrov Dzhemsa Ross (Soviet Union. UNGSVF chart 334, 1958). Ostrov Rossv (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Ostrov Rossa (Nudel'man, 1960, loose map). Jams [sic] Ross Island (USAF chart ASC-6, 1962). [Ross Glacier, South Georgia, is also named after Sir J. C. Ross (Hattersley-Smith, 1980b, p. 4).]

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64° 09' 00.0" S
- 64.15000°
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57° 45' 00.0" W
- 57.75000°
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Not recorded
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