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Naval Gold Medal

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Naval Gold Medal

The Naval Gold Medal was a medal awarded between 1793 and 1840 to senior officers of the Royal Navy in specified actions.

Two different sizes were struck. 22 large-size medals were awarded to flag officers (admirals), commodores and captains of the fleet. 112 smaller medals were awarded to captains.. ASele

As the reference "The Naval Gold Medal" below reveals, the medals were awarded for six fleet actions (The Glorious First of June, St. Vincent, Camperdown, The Nile, Trafalgar and Santo Domingo), four what might be called squadron actions, and eight single ship actions. Only selected captains received a medal for Camperdown, and only one for the capture of Banda Neira. Otherwise all captains or acting captains were recipients. Some selected awards are listed below:

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  • This work contains (pp. 295–302) a complete list of medals awarded between 1793 and 1847.
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