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Vessel: HMS Galatea
Recipient: Lieut. William Coombe
Type: £50
Action: Capture of French corvette Le Lynx, coast of Caraccas

(21st January, 1807)

This action is described in 'Medals of the British Navy and How They Were Won' by Long, H. W. starting at page 231.

Award Date: 21st April, 1807
Inscription: From The Patriotic Fund At Lloyds To Lieut. Wm Coombe of H.M.S. Galatea for his Gallantry and Perseverance when Commanding a Boat Belonging to that Ship in Boarding and Carrying the French National Corvette Lynx of 16 Guns & 161 Men as Recorded in the London Gazte of 14th April 1807

Location: Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth, 6/7
References: listed at 1891 RN exhibition (15/19); Article in Militaria Collector June 1970: A Patriotic Fund Presentation Sword by J.P. Puype




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