Robert John le Mesurier McClure R.N.
Robert John le Mesurier McClure R.N.

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Robert John le Mesurier McClure R.N.Explanation
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1807 Born (Wexford, Ireland)
1850 Wrote 'The Discovery of the North-West Passage by H.M.S. 'Investigator''.
May 1859 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
1869 Married Constance Ada, daughter of Richard H. Tudor, of Birkenhead
17 October 1873 Died
30 November 1837Lieutenant
4 November 1849Commander
18 December 1850Captain
Date fromDate toService
June 1838August 1839Lieutenant in Niagara, commanded by Williams Sandom, lakes of Canada
17 August 1839 Lieutenant in Pilot, commanded by George Ramsay, North America and West Indies
18 June 18421846Lieutenant and commander in Romney, receving ship, Havannah
December 1846 Coast Guard
18 December 184914 April 1854Commander in Investigator, particular service, exploration of the North-West Passage by sailing east from the Bering Strait, until abandoned in the Prince of Wales Strait (returned home in North Star,William John Samuel Pullen, arriving 28 september 1854)
1 March 185626 June 1861Captain in Esk (from commissioning until paying off at Portsmouth), East Indies and China (Pacific), where McClure commanded the division of the Naval Brigade before Canton during the 2nd Anglo-Chinese War

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