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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Jun 2022, database contains 5,914 entries.

NGS Survival Statistics

Top 25 NGS (11 Jun 2022)

Clasp Issued Noted %
1 Syria 6,978 1,533 22.0%
2 Trafalgar 1,613 680 42.1%
3 Algiers 1,328 434 32.7%
4 Navarino 1,137 407 35.8%
5 Java 681 275 40.4%
6 Egypt 618 256 41.2%
7 Copenhagen 555 215 38.7%
8 1st June 1794 543 226 41.6%
9 Basque Roads 529 220 41.6%
10 Martinique 486 222 45.7%
11 Guadaloupe 480 223 46.5%
12 St. Domingo 398 187 47.0%
13 St. Vincent 348 159 45.7%
14 Nile 331 141 42.6%
15 4 Novr 1805 303 119 39.3%
16 Camperdown 300 122 40.7%
17 St. Sebastian 289 127 43.9%
18 14 Dec BS 1814 206 97 47.1%
19 23rd June 1795 178 101 56.7%
20 Gut of Gibraltar 144 85 59.0%
21 Lissa 124 68 54.8%
22 14 Mar 1795 114 50 43.9%
23 Potomac 17 Aug 1814 108 59 54.6%
24 1 Nov BS 1809 101 45 48.5%
25 Gaieta 24 Jul 1815 89 39 43.8%

NGS Clasp Distribution

Clasp Distribution (11 Jun 2022)

Clasp(s) Issued Noted %
0 Disk only 22
1 14974 4622 30.9%
2 1920 908 47.3%
3 448 272 60.7%
4 104 61 58.7%
5 21 16 76.2%
6 4 4 100%
7 3 3 100%
6 specimens 2
9 specimens 2