1060113 | GREAT BRITAIN. Victoria. (Queen, 1837-1901). (No Date) AV Medal. PCGS SP62. By W. Wyon R A. Edge: Plain. 45mm. 58.78gm. VICTORIA D : G : BRITT: REG : F : D :. Crowned portrait, left; signed on truncation / PRESENTED BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN *. Inscribed, To/ Percy Warner/ H.M.S. WORCESTER/ TRAINING SHIP/ 1870; within inner legend and ornate border. cf. Eimer 1306 and BHM 1775 (Obverse type).
Percy Warner, M.R.C.S.,L.R.C.P., trained cadets on H.M.S. Worcester for the Merchant Service.
Housed in an oversized holder.
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H.M.S Worcester was a 52-gun 1,500 ton fourth rate frigate of the Royal Navy, belonging to the six-ship Southampton class. She was laid down in Deptford in 1820 but only launched in 1843. She was lent as a training ship in 1862 to form the Thames Marine Officer Training School (later known as the Thames Nautical Training College). In that role she was moored on the Thames at Blackwall Reach, Erith by 1863, Southend in 1869 and finally at Greenhithe in 1871. She was broken up in 1885.