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Biographical entry Beechey, Frederick William (1796 - 1856)

Born
1796
Died
1856
Occupation
Geographer and Arctic explorer

Summary

Frederick William Beechey began his naval career during a period of minimal naval warfare so he turned his attention to polar exploration. He carried out Arctic exploration with Captain Parry in 1819 and headed a polar research voyage to the Pacific and Behring strait from 1825-28.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Frederick William Beechey - Records, 1856, NK 7145; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.