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Vessel: HMS Loire
Recipient: Midshipman John Priest
Type: £30
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 Mr. John Priest Midshipman 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 of the 5th July

Location: Private collection (UK)
Appeared at Auction: Wallis & Wallis auction 138 26-Nov-86; Greg Martin Auctions June 2003 and Dec 2004 .

References: illustrated in Trafalgar Swords of Honour - Derek Spalding




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