1055129 | GREAT BRITAIN. Admiral Vernon. 1739 Bath Metal Medal. PCGS XF40.
Edge: Plain. 13.79gm. ADMIRAL VERNON AND COMMODORE BROWN. Half-length figure of Vernon standing facing left, holding baton, cannon and anchor at either side /
TOOK PORTO BELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY; NOV 22 1739 in exergue. Ships under sail within harbor of Portobelo. Betts 255; Adams-Chao PBvb 7-L.
On the Capture of Fort of Portobelo in Panama.
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number 37409699 Friction caused by the Spanish searching British ships trading with the West Indies led to Admiral Edward Vernon's boast in 1739 that he could capture the heavily defended Fort of Portobelo with six ships of the line. This he did on 20 November 1739. He went on to capture in March 1740 the port of Chagres in Panama, an important depot for the trans-shipment of gold and silver bullion from South America to Spain.