Admiral and Arctic explorer; entered the Navy (1831), and first saw service in the Arctic in 1848; established a reputation for his long explorations by sledge and did much to perfect Arctic sledging. McClintock commanded the famous search for Sir John Franklin (1857–1859), which confirmed the loss of Franklin's 1845 expedition and which McClintock described in a widely read account; knighted (1860), and served in various commands until his retirement in 1884.
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