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Vessel: HMS Loire
Recipient: Lieut. Francis Temple
Type: £50
Action: Cutting out French gun brig Venteux, Isle de Bas

(27th June, 1803)

This action is described in 'Medals of the British Navy and How They Were Won' by Long, H. W. starting at page 225.

Award Date: 26th August, 1803
Inscription: From The Patriotic Fund at Lloyds to Lieut F Temple of H.M.S. La Loire for his Daring and Successful Attack on the French National Brig Venteux close under the Batteries of the Isle de Bas on the 27 June 1803 Recorded in the London Gazette on the 5 July

Location: Private collection (UK)
Appeared at Auction: Weller and Dufty 8th May 1980.

References: illustrated in Antique Arms and Militaria magazine July 1980




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