The Vulcan proves ever popular while one of only three Naval General Service Medals awarded to the crew of HMS Royalist go to sale
RARE NAVAL MEDAL FINDS FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS
The Naval General Service medal awarded to an able seaman after the Napoleonic Wars surpassed its upper estimate
Little is known about Able Seaman Henry Hackman, but it is understood he joined the Royal Navy in 1793 just after the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. After two years at sea, his captain deemed him to be “well acquainted with his duty” and subsequently he was promoted to able seaman.