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Vessel: HMS Emerald
Recipient: Lieut. Giles Meech (RM)
Type: £30
Action: Attack on forts in Vivero Harbour and destruction of French corvette L'Apropos

(13th March, 1808)

Award Date: 19th July, 1808
Inscription: From the Patriotic Fund at Lloyds to Lieut. Giles Meech of the Royal Marines for his Gallant Conduct when Commanding a Party of Marines Belonging to H.M.S. Emerald in the Attack & Destruction of a French Corvette L'Apropos under the Protection of a Fort in Vimero Harbour on the Coast of Spain on the 13th of March 1808, as Recorded in the London Gazette of the 26th March

Location: Lloyds of London 13/13
References: listed at 1891 RN Exhibition (17/19); illustrated in Britons Strike Home by Jim Gawler




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