A Very Rare Lloyds Patriotic Fund Presentation Sword Box Presented to Sir William George Parker, Captain, R.N.
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Sir William George Parker, Captain R.N.
A very rare mahogany and brass mounted sword box for a Lloyds of London Patriotic Fund presentation sword. The Mahogany fitted case with original green baize lining(some wear & mothing) & the lid with its original inset brass lifting handle and presentaion brass plaque which reads; "FROM THE PATRIOTIC FUND LLOYDS LONDON TO LIEUT SIR Wm GEO PARKER BART OF HMS RENOMMEE 1806". The mahogany box has a small piece of wood missing from the bottom left hand corner of the base & the lock catch is lacking but is in otherwise very good order.Overall dimensions 98cm x 19cm x 7cm.
This officer entered the Navy in Oct 1794 on board the RAISONNABLE 64 Capt Richard Parker fitting for the flag of his father, Rear Admiral Wm. Parker with whom he sailed for the West Indies returning on the SWIFTSURE 74 to England. He fought at the action off Cape St Vincent whilst on board the Prince George 98. In Oct 1802 he was nominated Acting Lieutenant of the CUMBERLAND and LEVIATHAN 74,s. After joining several other ships he eventually joined the La RENOMEE and on 4th April 1806 assisted at the capture of VIGILANTE 18 Spanish brig of war He next, on the ensuing 4th May with the boats of the same ship and the NAUTILUS 18 under his orders boarded and captured the Spanish schooner GIGANTE 9. For the full account of this officers career see-A Naval Biographical Dictionary by William R.O’Byrne Pages 860 and 861