Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (5 April 2006)

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Date of Auction: 5th April 2006

Sold for £150

Estimate: £120 - £160

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Alexandria 11th July (J. Shute, A.B., H.M.S. Superb) some contact marks, very fine £120-160


The battleship Superb, launched in 1875 and completed in 1880 was the British Navy’s last broadside ironclad. Carrying a main armament of sixteen 10 inch muzzle-loading guns, she fired 310 shells in the action at Alexandria.