Samuel Cresswell grey plaque in King's Lynn

Captain Samuel Cresswell 1827-1867

Arctic explorer born here

Captain Samuel Gurney Cresswell (25 September 1827 – 14 August 1867), was a Royal Navy officer. He was technically the first naval officer to cross the entire Northwest Passage. Robert McClure was in charge of the expedition but Cresswell reached England first.

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