McClintock, Francis Leopold 1819 - 1907
1819-1907, Royal Naval Officer; Arctic explorer, Irish; British
1831 - entered the Royal Navy.
1838 - passed his examination.
1845 - promoted to Lieutenant.
1848 - appointed to the HMS Enterprise for a voyage to the Arctic.
1851 - established his reputation as an Arctic traveller by, among other things, an unprecedented sledge journey of 760 miles in eighty days. Subsequently received his promotion to commander.
1854 - received his promotion to Captain.
1859 - published an account of this service in 'The voyage of the Fox in the Arctic seas': a narrative of the fate of Sir John Franklin and his companions.
1860 - knighted.
1865 - was for three years Commodore-in-Charge at Jamaica.
1868 - stood for Drogheda at the general election but withdrew in consequence of dangerous rioting.
1871 - reached flag rank.
1877 - served as Admiral-Superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard and promoted to Vice-Admiral.
1879 - appointed Commander-in-Chief on the North America and West Indies station.
1884 - elected an elder brother of Trinity House.
1891 - created a KCB.