The Trafalgar Medal to Boy John Moffitt
The Trafalgar Medal Awarded to Boy John Moffitt - Naval General Service Medal - Trafalgar (JOHN MOFFITT.) Naming is officially impressed, toned, extremely fine +. Provenance: SPINK JULY 1973 Foonote: eMedals is pleased to offer the N.G.S.M. of John Moffitt, who held the rank of BOY on the ship Spartiate during the Battle of Trafalgar. Please note that John Moffitt holds a unique name on Trafalgar medals. The Spartiate fought at the Battle of Trafalgar under Francis Laforey. With Minotaur, she forced the surrender of the Spanish ship Neptuno, of 80 guns. Casualties were three killed (two seamen & one boy), and twenty wounded (the boatswain [Clarke], two Midshipmen [Bellairs & Knapman], one Marine [William Parsons] and sixteen sailors), according to the three logs (Captain's log, Ship's log, Master's log). Spartiate returned to her home port of Plymouth for repairs from December 1805 to February 1806. Thereafter she joined the Channel Fleet and, for the next two years, was involved in the blockade of Rochefort.