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Prize, Training Ship, Nursing & Other Medals from the James N. Spencer Collection

James N Spencer

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№ 959


6 July 2004

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Cumberland Training Ship Prize Medal 1871, by Elkington, conjoined busts of the Marchioness and Marquis of Lorne left; reverse: ‘H.M.S. Cumberland, Clyde Industrial Training Ship, Prize presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Louise Marchioness of Lorne, 2nd September 1871’ (John McGregor), 39mm., silver, with ball and ring suspension, minor edge bruise, good very fine, scarce £80-120

Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, born on 18 March 1848, was the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. She was married in 1871 to John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquis of Lorne.

The 3rd rate ship
Cumberland was built in 1842 at Chatham and was later the Guardship at Sheerness. She was converted to a training ship and lent to the Clyde Industrial Training Ship Society in 1869/70. Based at Greenock, she was burned and wrecked in 1889.

The Clyde Industrial Training Ship Society was in existence between 1869 and 1917 (possibly later).