A Collection of Naval General Service Medals 1793-1840

Date of Auction: 18th June 2020

Sold for £2,800

Estimate: £2,600 - £3,000

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, 1 Nov Boat Service 1809 (Peter McLaughlin.) minor edge marks but generally better than very fine £2,600-£3,000


Provenance: Glendining’s, November 1917; Sang Collection, Glendining’s, January 1931; Dalrymple White Collection, Glendining’s, July 1947; Spink, March 1972.

Approximately 110 clasps issued for this action.

Peter McLaughlin is confirmed on the roll as an Able Seaman aboard H.M.S. Tigre in the boats of which vessel he was present in the action in Rosas Bay on 1 November 1809, which resulted in the destruction of five enemy ships and seven merchant vessels. McLaughlin was slightly wounded in this action (London Gazette 1809, p. 470 refers).