Archibald McMurdo R.N.
Archibald McMurdo R.N.

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Archibald McMurdo R.N.Explanation
Son of Lieutenant-Colonel M'Murdo
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
24 September 1812 Born
McMurdo Sound, at the junction of the Ross Sea and Ross Ice Shelf between Ross Island and Victoria Land on the Antarctic mainland was discovered by Captain James Clark Ross (Erebus) in February 1841 and named for McMurdo
6 October 1824Entered Navy
15 November 1836Lieutenant
4 October 1843Commander
18 September 1851Captain
24 May 1867Retired Rear-Admiral
29 May 1873Retired Vice-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
23 November 18361837Lieutenant in Terror, commanded by George Back, discovery voyage to the north of Hudson's Bay
2 February 183827 October 1838Lieutenant in Volage, commanded by Henry Smith. East Indies (until invalided)
23 August 1839August 1842Lieutenant in Terror, commanded by Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier, discovery voyage in the Antarctic, together with Erebus (Captain James Clark Ross)
11 June 1846 Commander in Contest, west coast of Africa

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