NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE 1793, CLASP, ALGIERS ‘J RADCLIFF, MIDSHIPMAN’
‘RADCLIFF. (Lieut., 1816. f-p., 10; h-p., 30.)
John Radcliff entered the Navy, 23 Dec. 1807, as Fst.-cl. Vol., on board the Spencer 74, Captain, afterwards Rear-Admiral, Hon. Robt. Stopford, stationed in the Channel. From Dec. 1808 until June, 1816, he served in the East Indies, off Lisbon and Cork, and in the Mediterranean, in the Clorinde 38 and Leviathan 74, both commanded by Capt. Thos. Briggs. In the former ship he assisted, as Midshipman, at the capture, 28 Jan. 1810, of L’Henri privateer, of 8 guns and 57 men, and at the reduction, in Dec. 1810, of the Isle of France. During the last two years and a-half of his attachment to the Leviathan, he filled the rating of Master’s Mate. On leaving her he was nominated Admiralty-Midshipman of the Albion 74, Capt. John Coode; for his conduct under whom at the bombardment of Algiers he was promoted, 16 Sept. 1816, to the rank of Lieutenant. His last appointments were to the Tagus 38, and Euphrates 36, Capts. Jas. Whitley Deans Dundas, Robt. F. Preston, and Robt. Bruce. In those vessels he served in the Mediterranean from Nov. 1816 until June, 1817. Agents – Hallett and Robinson.’
Condition VF, small EK and pin brooch on rear of clasp for wear, otherwise GVF or better. Attractive patina.