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Vessel: HMS St Fiorenzo
Recipient: Lieut. William Dawson
Type: £100
Action: Capture of French frigate La Piedmontaise, Gulf of Manaar

(8th March, 1808)

This action is described in 'Medals of the British Navy and How They Were Won' by Long, H. W. starting at page 137.

Award Date: 10th January, 1809
Inscription: From the Patriotic Fund at Lloyd's to Lieut William Dawson R.N. for his Undaunted Bravery and Persevering Exertion Acting in the Command of H.M.S. St. Fiorenzo of 36 Guns after the Death of Captain Hardinge in the Capture of La Piedmontaise French Frigate of 50 Guns and 566 Men in the Gulph of Manaar on the 8th of March 1808 as Recorded in the London Gazette of the 20th of Dec 1808

Location: Royal Australian Naval College




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