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Vessel: HMS Galatea
Recipient: Mr. John (Master's Mate) Green
Type: £30
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: 14th February, 1809
Inscription: From the Patriotic Fund at Lloyds to Mr. John Green, Master's Mate 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 Gazette of the 14th April 1807

Location: Private collection
Appeared at Auction: Sothebys before 1982; Phillips 26th September 1984 Lot 161; .

References: illustrated in Price Guide to Antique Edged Weapons by Leslie Southwick




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