Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Gut of Gibraltar ( Wm Airmes)
William Airmes was a Royal Marine DRUMMER on HMS Venerable .
Entered HMS Venerable 9th March 1799 from Chatham HQ and present on board during Sir James Saumarez 's actions with the French and Spanish Squadrons in the Gut of Gibraltar, resulting in the sinking of 2 Spanish Ships and the capture of the San Antonia , 74 .
The Venerable was heavily engaged with the French Form... read more
Naval General Service Medal 17 Sep Boat Service 1812 (James Nicholson.)
Rare Boat Service Clasp with only 11 issued
Provenance: Fergus Gowans Collection; Christie’s, November 1985.
DNW April 2020 £7728 incl Comm , A Collection of Medals formed by the Reverend Canon Nigel Nicholson, OStJ, DL.
James Nicholson is confirmed as a Quarter Master in H.M.S. Eagle during the boat action against twenty-five vessels in the mouth of the riv... read more
GEORGIAN FLINTLOCK SHIPS SWIVEL BLUNDERBUSS
GOOD EXAMPLE OF A LARGE G.R. FLINTLOCK MARINE BLUNDERBUSS. G.R TOWER LOCK WITH CROWNED BROAD ARROW INSPECTION STAMP. HEAVY WEIGHT IRON BARREL, 26.25 INCHES LONG. LOCK IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. NO NOTICEABLE PITTING. BESS TYPE TRIGGER GUARD WITH ACORN FINIAL. TRADITIONAL NAVAL TYPE BUTT PLATE OF FLAT BRASS. IRON ROWLOCK ANS LOADING ROD. WITH ITS OWN WOODEN STAND. COMES WITH A CORRECT SIZE FOR THE G... read more
GEORGIAN NAVAL MAP PROTRACTOR
RARE EARLY MARINE MAP PROTRACTOR. FOR SEA USE, DENOTED BY THE COMPASS POINTS, NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST. OF GEORGIAN PERIOD, THESE BECAME THICKER WITH BEVELED EDGES INTO THE VICTORIAN PERIOD. FULL 360 DEGREE PROTRACTOR, 6 INCHES ACROSS. RETAINING MOST OF ITS ORIGINAL LACQUER. read more
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 3 clasps, 4 Novr 1805, Basque Roads 1809, Gaieta 24 July 1815 (S. Wriford, Midshipman.)
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Provenance: Bonhams, March 2016 (£13800) & DNW June 2020 .A unique combination of clasps.
Samuel Wriford entered the Navy on 1 March 1797 as a First Class Volunteer on board the Royal Sovereign, where he continued to serve as Midshipman and Master's Mate until April ... read more
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Egypt ( George Brooks.)
George Brooks served as a Midshipman aboard H.M.S. Florentina during the operations off the coast of Egypt, March to September 1801. One of five clasps issued to this ship for Egypt.
George Brooks entered the Navy on 14 November 1795, as First Class Volunteer on board the 28 gun Pegasus, under Captain Ross Donnelly, and was employed in the North Sea where, on 12 May 1796, after a... read more
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, St Domingo (Lachlan Hutton)
Lachlan Hutton ( a unique name on the entire NGS roll) is confirmed as an Able Seaman aboard the Superb at St Domingo.
DNW September 2022 £1688 incl Com
brooch fittings removed from obverse, suspension reconstituted with original clasp. read more
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Martinique (James Fairhead.) WOUNDED IN ACTION
James Fairhead, a unique name on the entire NGS roll earned his NGS clasp Martinique as an AB aboard HMS Elizabeth at the taking of the Island of Martinique.
James Fairhead is also on the list of Claimants for the Siege of Cadiz Clasp , a clasp which was ultimately not allowed in its entirety.
This man was subsequently severely wounded on 3rd June 1813 whi... read more
GILT DAVIDSON'S NILE MEDAL
GILT FINISHED MEDAL STRUCK IN 1798 AND AWARED TO PETTY OFFICERS WHO TOOK PART IN THE BATTLE OF THE NILE. RETAINING NEARLY ALL OF ITS GILT FINISH. JUST SOME HIGH POINT WEAR TO NELSON'S EPAULETTE, AND TO THE WAVES ON THE REVERSE. TOP SHOWS THIS WAS ONCE MOUNTED FOR WEAR, A PRACTICE DONE BY THOSE STILL IN SERVICE WHO WORE THE MEDAL TO SHOW THEY WERE BATTLE EXPERIENCED. read more