Recorded Naval General Service Medals 1793-1840

NGS Nile Medal The Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840 (NGS) is a retrospective campaign medal sanctioned in 1847 and issued to surviving officers and men in 1849 who had participated in major battles of the Royal Navy. This list of extant NGS medals was started by Jeff Foster, continued and expanded by Jim Murray over the past 19 years. The database records NGS medals known in private collections, museums or appearing in auction catalogues and dealers lists. The database is now being updated continueously and the most recent additions/updates (last 60 days) can be seen by clicking the 'Latest Updates' on the left.

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May 2020, database contains over 5,780 entries.

NGS Survival Statistics

Top 20 NGS

Clasp Issued Noted %
1 Syria 6,978 1,488 21.3%
2 Trafalgar 1,613 667 41.4%
3 Algiers 1,328 426 32.0%
4 Navarino 1,137 395 34.7%
5 Java 681 268 39.4%
6 Egypt 618 247 40.0%
7 Copenhagen 555 210 37.8%
8 1st June 1794 543 223 41.1%
9 Basque Roads 529 218 41.2%
10 Martinique 486 216 44.4%
11 Guadaloupe 480 218 45.4%
12 St. Domingo 398 182 45.7%
13 St. Vincent 348 156 44.8%
14 Nile 331 136 41.1%
15 4 Novr 1805 303 119 39.3%
16 Camperdown 300 120 40.0%
17 St. Sebastian 289 126 43.6%
18 14 Dec BS 1814 206 96 46.6%
19 23rd June 1795 178 95 53.4%
20 Gut of Gibraltar 144 83 57.6%