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Francis Leopold McClintock


Naval commander and Arctic traveller. Given command of HMS Intrepid; accompanied Edward Belcher’s Arctic expedition, 1852–4. Commanded an expedition in search of the missing Arctic explorer John Franklin, commissioned by his wife; brought back proof of his death and that of his party in 1859. Admiral, 1884. Knighted, 1860.




DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.