Sir Admiral John Ross CB RN
Royal Navy Admiral, Arctic explorer (1818-1850), Knight Bachelor (from 1834), and Order of the Bath recipient (from 1834)
uncle of James Clark Ross 1800-56
Commemorated on 1 plaque
North West Castle. When Admiral Sir John Ross returned to his native Wigtownshire from one of his attempts to discover the seafarers' dream of a north-west passage connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, he decided to build a permanent home at Stranraer. Completed in 1820, it was known in its early days as Observatory House but later was given the name which reflected the Arctic explorer's ambitions.
Cairnryan Road, Stranraer, United Kingdom where they lived (1820-1856)