Robert McClure

Sir

Robert McClure

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Birth nameRobert John Le Mesurier McClure
Born(1807-01-28)28 January 1807
Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
Died17 October 1873(1873-10-17) (aged 66)
Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Resting place
Branch Royal Navy
Service years1824–1873
Academy
RankVice-admiral
WarsSecond Opium War
Expeditions
Awards
Spouse(s)
Constance Tudor
(m. 1869)
RelationsJohn Elgee (grandfather)

Vice-Admiral Sir Robert John Le Mesurier McClure CB (28 January 1807 – 17 October 1873) was an Irish explorer of Scots descent who explored the Arctic. In 1854 he traversed the Northwest Passage by boat and sledge, and was the first to circumnavigate the Americas.[1]

  1. ^ Lee, Sidney, ed. (1893). "McClure, Robert John Le Mesurier" . Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 35. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 4–5.