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Buchan, David

Buchan, David, born 1780, British sailor and explorer, entered the navy, and was a lieutenant in 1806. In 1810 he had command of a schooner on the Newfoundland station, and the next year went on an exploring expedition into the interior. In 1818 he started upon a Polar expedition with the ships Dorothea and Trent, but could not get farther than Spitzbergen. After a few more years upon the Newfoundland station he started upon another northern voyage, and never came back, and his name was struck off the navy list in 1839.