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Vessel: HM Sloop Swift
Recipient: Midshipman William Pitt H. Bowler
Type: £30
Action: Capture of Spanish schooner La Caridad Perfecta, Truxillo

(13th August, 1805)

Award Date: 22nd November, 1808
Inscription: From the Patriotic Fund at Lloyds to Mr. Wm. Pitt Bowler, Midshipman of H.M. Sloop Swift for his Determined Bravery when Commanding a Boat with only Six Men in Boarding and Carrying the Spanish Schooner La Carridad Perfecta of 12 Guns and 15 Men under the Batteries of Truxillo on the 13th Augt 1805 as Recorded in the London Gazette of the 14th Jany 1806

Location: Lady Denham Museum NSW Australia
Appeared at Auction: Sothebys (Monaco) 7th Dec 1987 Lot 31.

References: listed at 1891 RN Exhibition (18/19)




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