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Vessel: HMS Racoon
Recipient: Cmdr. Austin Bissell
Type: £100
Action: Capture of French vessels off Cuba

(14th October, 1803)

Award Date: 14th February, 1804
Inscription: From The Patriotic Fund at Lloyds to Austin Bissell Esq. Commander of H.M.S. Racoon for his Gallant Conduct whilst on the Jamaica Station in 1803 Particularly in the Attack & Capture on the 14th Octr near Cumberland Harbour of three French National Armed Vessels having on Board 280 Men & 72 Officers, Recorded in the London Gazte 7th Feby 1804

Location: Private collection
Appeared at Auction: House & Son Bournemouth 18th July 2006 (with portraits and letter).

References: Only known example with hallmarked silver gilt hilt and scabbard fittings




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