Able Seaman Henry Maybee took part in Schomberg’s action Off Tamatave in 1811 and as a Petty Officer of HMS Carnation, he took part and was wounded in one of the most Bloody and disastrous actions fought by the Royal Navy of that era; the attack on the American Privateer General Armstrong. During this action British boats were repulsed after sustaining an appalling number of casualties and Carnation was much damaged.
Condition, VF; small plug at 6 o’clock going through obverse below the Queen’s bust and out the reverse of medal. Rim and Naming unaffected (see pics), otherwise GVF. Maybee probably had a fob chain added to the medal – much like a pocket watches of the time. Suspension/clasp have never been removed/replaced and bar the plug the medal is 100% as issued.
A scarce clasped medal, made rarer still as it is one of the very few known medals for this famous American War of 1812 action.