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Horatio Thomas Austin

 

Horatio Thomas Austin

Sir Horatio Thomas Austin
Portrait of Horatio Thomas Austin by Stephen Pearce, 1860.
Born 1801
Died 16 November 1865
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held Malta Dockyard

Vice Admiral Sir Horatio Thomas Austin (1801 – 16 November 1865) was a British officer in the Royal Navy, and an explorer.

Contents

  • Naval career 1
  • References 2
  • Sources 3
  • External links 4
  • External links 5

Naval career

In 1828 Cape of Good Hope near the southern tip of the African continent, and made port at Trinidad, before returning across the Atlantic Ocean to Falmouth in 1830.

Following the 1849 failure of sledging expeditions along the coasts of several Canadian Arctic islands, including Bathurst, Byam Martin, Melville, and Prince of Wales Island.

Between October 1850 and March 1851, members of the Resolute crew under Captain Horatio Austin published at least five numbers of a handwritten newspaper, "The Illustrated Arctic News," during the wintering of the Resolute in what they identified as "Barrow Strait."[2] Upon the return of the Resolute to home port in England, the manuscript paper was printed in London in 1852. Atwood (1997) references extant copies of the papers at both the British Museum and the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge.[3] Austin became Admiral Superintendent at Malta Dockyard in 1863 and died in November 1865.[4]

References

  1. ^ Bray, E. F. d., & Barr, W. (1992). A Frenchman in search of Franklin: de Bray's Arctic journal, 1852-1854. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 48–50.  
  2. ^ "The Illustrated Arctic News,"
  3. ^ Roy Alden Atwood (1997). "Shipboard News: Nineteenth Century Handwritten Periodicals at Sea." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (80th, Chicago, Illinois, 30 July – 3 August 1997) Addendum I.
  4. ^ "Horatio Thomas Austin". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 

Sources

  • Coleman, E.C. 2006. The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Franklin to Scott. Tempus Publishing.
  • Sherard Osborn and George F. McDougall, eds. (1852) Facsimile of the Illustrated Arctic News, Published on Board H.M.S. Resolute, Captain Horatio T. Austin, C.B., In Search of the Expedition Under Sir John Franklin (London, Ackerman, 1852).
  • Roy Alden Atwood (1997). "Shipboard News: Nineteenth Century Handwritten Periodicals at Sea." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (80th, Chicago, Illinois, 30 July – 3 August 1997) Addendum I; see also "The Illustrated Arctic News" in The Handwritten Newspapers Project

External links

  • storyResoluteThe
  • Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (80th, Chicago, Illinois, July 30-August 2, 1997). Addenda I
  • The Handwritten Newspapers Project"The Illustrated Arctic News" in

External links

  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography OnlineBiography at the
  • O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). " 
Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Codrington
Admiral Superintendent, Malta Dockyard
1863–1864
Succeeded by
Henry Kellett
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