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Osborn, Sheraed, Admieal (1822-75), an English explorer, was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Osborn. He entered the navy in 1837, and in 1838 commanded a gun-boat. He interested himself in the search for Sir John Franklin, and commanded a ship in the expedition, and made a notable sledge journey to the W. of Prince Edward's Island. From 1852-55 he commanded the Arctic ship Pioneer, and during the Russian War was employed in the Sea of Azoff. He took part in the second Chinese War, and ascended the Yang-tse-kiang for 600 miles. In 1865 he became agent to the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, and in 1867 managing director of the Submarine Telegraph between England and the East and Australia. He was made Rear-Admiral in 1873, and to the end of his life interested himself in Arctic research.