Lot Archive


№ 294


19 April 1995

Hammer Price:

Royal Humane Society, large bronze medal (Successful), (Thos. Green, Boats. Mate, H.M.S. Oberon, 30 Aug. 1860) fitted with ring suspension as issued, nearly extremely fine

Ex Cheylesmore Collection.
Thomas Green, a Boatswain’s Mate on H.M.S. Oberon, along with 6 others, went to the assistance of 9 seamen from a wrecked merchant ship off Buenos Ayres, South America. The men went in a ship’s lifeboat, rescued the men, but unfortunately lost one of their comrades who was drowned. H.M.S. Oberon was an Iron Paddle Sloop.