Francis McClintock
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 2911408

Francis McClintock


Photographer unknown

Acquired by Queen Victoria

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Francis McClintock’s search expedition in HMS Fox (1857–9) was one of 20 search expeditions sent out between 1848 and 1859 to uncover the fate of the crew of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror under the command of Sir John Franklin in 1845. McClintock’s expedition confirmed that most, if not all, of the ship’s company had died.