Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier R.N.
Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier R.N.

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Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
September 1796 Born (Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland)
(1850) Died (on Franklin's fatal last expedition to find a North-West passage); exact date unknown
2 March 1826Lieutenant
10 January 1837Commander
16 August 1841Captain
Date fromDate toService
18181821Mate in Doterel, commanded by John Gore, Cape of Good Hope
8 May 18211823Mate in Fury, commanded by Edward Perry, discovery ship searching for a North-West passage
8 May 18241825Mate in Hecla, commanded by Edward Perry, discovery ship, searching for a North-West passage
25 March 1827October 1827Lieutenant in Hecla, commanded by Edward Perry, discovery ship, British Naval North Polar Expedition, remaining at Spitsbergen while Perry and James Clark Ross attempted to reach the North Pole
26 April 1831 Lieutenant in Stag, commanded by Edward Thomas Troubridge, off the coasts of Spain and Portugal
12 October 1832 Lieutenant in Stag, commanded by Nicholas Lockyer, off the coast of Portugal
23 December 1835 Lieutenant in Cove, commanded by James Clark Ross, on the British Relief Expedition sent from Hull to rescue the crews of eleven whaling vessels which had been beset and forced to winter in Davis Strait (between Baffin island and Greenland)
11 May 1839 Commander in Terror, particular service (the British Naval Expedition, 1839-1843 (leader James Clark Ross), organized to conduct a series of magnetic observations in the southern hemisphere and to locate and reach the South Magnetic Pole if possible)
8 March 1845 Captain in Terror, particular service (the ill-fated British Naval Northwest Passage Expedition, 1845-1848, led by Sir John Franklin), sent by the Admiralty to search for a Northwest Passage beyond Lancaster Sound and Barrow Strait in the unexplored region south-west of Barrow Strait.

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