1055325 | GREAT BRITAIN. Admiral Vernon. 1739 Bath Metal Medal. PCGS XF40.
Edge: Plain. 16.36gm. THE BRITISH GLORY REVIVD BY ADMIRAL VERNON. Full-length figure of Vernon standing right holding sword, cannon right and ship left /
HE TOOK PORTO BELLO WITH SIX SHIPS ONLY • NOV 22, 1739. Six ships under sail right within harbor of Portobelo. Betts 236; MI 538/119; Eimer –; cf. Adams & Chao PBvi 16-W.
On the Capture of Fort of Portobelo in Panama.
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number 37057808 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.