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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Nov 2020, database contains 5,800 entries.

NGS Survival Statistics

Top 20 NGS (5 May 2021)

Clasp Issued Noted %
1 Syria 6,978 1,497 21.5%
2 Trafalgar 1,613 671 41.6%
3 Algiers 1,328 428 32.2%
4 Navarino 1,137 397 34.9%
5 Java 681 272 39.9%
6 Egypt 618 251 40.6%
7 Copenhagen 555 211 38.0%
8 1st June 1794 543 223 41.1%
9 Basque Roads 529 218 41.2%
10 Martinique 486 219 45.0%
11 Guadaloupe 480 220 45.8%
12 St. Domingo 398 184 45.5%
13 St. Vincent 348 157 45.1%
14 Nile 331 137 41.4%
15 4 Novr 1805 303 119 39.2%
16 Camperdown 300 120 40.0%
17 St. Sebastian 289 127 43.9%
18 14 Dec BS 1814 206 96 46.6%
19 23rd June 1795 178 99 55.6%
20 Gut of Gibraltar 144 85 59.0%

NGS Clasp Distribution

Clasp Distribution (23 Nov 2020)

Clasp(s) Issued Noted %
0 Disk only 22
1 14974 4523 30.2%
2 1920 901 46.9%
3 448 268 59.8%
4 104 59 56.7%
5 21 16 76.2%
6 4 4 100%
7 3 3 100%
6 specimens 2
9 specimens 2