Posts Tagged NGS

Mr. Boulton and his Naval Medals

  This blog will be a little bit different than my usual musings. I have just finished reading a new book by Sim Comfort, Matthew Boulton’s Naval Medals, it is a most interesting read, and I feel compelled to draw attention to it. Sim Comfort, an American

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NGS 1793-1840: The Boat Service Actions

  I’ve previously written about aspects of the Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840 in this blog series (click to follow link). In this blog, I will focus on a special category of clasp for the medal, those awarded for Boat Service actions. Students of the NGS medal will know

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Battle of Copenhagen 1801: 49th Foot

  I’ve previously written a blog (click link to view it) on the medals issued by Denmark for the defense of Copenhagen at Nelson’s famous battle on April 2nd 1801. In this blog, I will focus on the British Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840 (NGS), which was

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The Order of the Bath and the NGS 1793-1840

Background Here, I will only give a brief introduction to The Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, as it is officially named. The outstanding authoritative work by James Risk[2] should be consulted for more details, also a series of future blogs by ChrisC, will go into

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NGS 1793-1840: The West Indian Campaign 1808-10

    I keep returning to the Naval General Service 1793-1840 medals in the recent Goddard sale at DNW. This choice collection continues to reveal fascinating aspects of the medal and the history it represents. In this blog I will focus on the British West Indian campaign

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NGS 1793-1840 Medals to the Cherokee-class brig-sloops

 In a previous blog I wrote about the British Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840 (NGS) awarded to the most common type of vessel in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars, the Cruizer-class brig-sloop of 18 guns. Medals to these smaller vessels have always fascinated me, as

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Battle of Copenhagen 1801: Danish Medals

 The Battle of Copenhagen on April 2nd, 1801 is commemorated on the British side by a clasp to the Naval General Service Medal 1793-1840 (NGS), issued in 1849. It falls in the category of NGS clasps approved because a commissioned officer was promoted, as opposed to it

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NGS 1793-1840 medals and the Cruizer-class brig-sloops

 The recent sale at DNW in London of the John Goddard Collection of Important Naval Medals, was a fantastic event for any collector interested in medals of the Napoleonic period – of course, particularly for those interested in the British Naval General Service medal 1793-1840 (NGS). I was able to attend

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