Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria including the collection to Naval Artificers formed by JH Deacon (27 June 2002)

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Date of Auction: 27th June 2002

Sold for £2,900

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Off Mardoe 6 July 1812 (John Powell, Master) very fine £3000-3500


John Powell was Master of the gun-brig Flamer at the action off Mardo when the Danish frigate Nayaden and three brigs were destroyed. Approximately 47 clasps issued for this action, Powell being the only recipient of the clasp for this gun-brig, commanded by Lieutenant Thomas England, R.N.

The Flamer received an honourable mention in the despatch of Captain J. P. Stewart (London Gazette 14 July 1812): ‘The Podargus and Flamer in the meantime were warmly engaged with numerous batteries and gun-boats, both brigs being aground; but by the uncommon exertion and extreme gallantry of Captain Robilliard [Podargus], and the officers and crews of the brigs, they at last got afloat very much cut up; on this occasion Lieutenant England particularly distinguished himself.’