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Vessel: HMS Loire
Recipient: Lieut. James Bowen
Type: £50
Action: Cutting out French gun brig Venteux, Isle de Bas

(27th June, 1803)

This action is described in 'Medals of the British Navy and How They Were Won' by Long, H. W. starting at page 225.

Award Date: 26th August, 1803
Inscription: From The Patriotic Fund at Lloyds to Lieutnt. James Bowen of H.M.S. La Loire who Commanded one of her Boats Engaged in a Daring and Successful Attack on the French National Brig Venteux close under the Batteries of the Isle de Bas on the 27th June 1803 Recorded in the London Gazette 5th July

Location: Royal Armouries, Leeds
Appeared at Auction: Philips 7th July 1982 .

References: illustrated in Guns Weapons and Militaria magazine Aug/Sep 1982




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