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Biographical entry Crozier, Francis Rawdon Moira (1796 - c. 1848)

Born
September 1796
Banbridge, County Down, Ireland
Died
c. 1848
Occupation
Navigator

Summary

Francis Rawdon M. Crozier took part in the British Antarctic Expedition of 1839-43 under J.C. Ross.

Details

Born September 1796, Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland. Navy captain. Went to the Cape of Good Hope as mate of the "Doterel" sloop, 1818; accompanied Captain Parry in Arctic voyages, 1821-7; lieutenant, 1826; served off Portugal, 1831-5; first lieutenant and second-in-command under James Ross of the "Cove" 1836; went with Ross to explore Antarctic Ocean, 1839; discovered north-west passage in company with Sir John Franklin (record found, 1859); lost in Arctic regions, 1848.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier - Records, 1840, FM 4/2122; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier - Records, 1840, G757; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.