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Vessel: HMS Scorpion
Recipient: Lieut. William Shields
Type: £50
Action: Capturing the Dutch brig Atalante

(31st March, 1804)

This action is described in 'Medals of the British Navy and How They Were Won' by Long, H. W. starting at page 123.

Award Date: 12th June, 1804
Inscription: From The Patriotic Fund at Lloyd's to Lieunt. Willm. Shields of H.M.Sloop Scorpion who Commanded one of her Boats; which with those of H.M.S. Beaver, Carried in the most Gallant Manner, the Dutch National Brig, Atalante from her Anchorage within the Vlie Roads in the Night of the 31st March 1804 Recorded in the London Gazette of the 10th April

Location: Lloyds of London 3/13
References: illustrated in Britons Strike Home by Jim Gawler




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