Sir Francis Leopold McClintock

Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, explorer (b at Dundalk, Ire 8 July 1819; d at London, Eng 17 Nov 1907). One of the British navy's most experienced arctic explorers, he participated in several expeditions to search for Sir John FRANKLIN.

McClintock, Sir Francis Leopold

Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, explorer (b at Dundalk, Ire 8 July 1819; d at London, Eng 17 Nov 1907). One of the British navy's most experienced arctic explorers, he participated in several expeditions to search for Sir John FRANKLIN. On the first of these (1848-49), he learned the techniques of northern sled travel which he later used to great effect. After 3 unsuccessful attempts, McClintock discovered the fate of Franklin and his men on his last voyage to the Arctic 1857-59. McClintock rose to senior rank in the navy and retired from active service in 1882.


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