A Good Naval, Baltic, Crimea (Sebastopol and Azoff) group
Baltic 1854, Crimea, clasps Sebastopol, Azoff, Alfred William Emett, Turkish Crimea (Sardinian issue) Note Crimea engraved in running script.
Correct on rolls for Baltic and Crimea, confirming both clasps.
In the Baltic he served on St Jean D’Acre and in the Crimean War he was on HMS Curlew in the Azoff campaign and Queen for Sebastopol; recorded as being Ship’s Steward
St Jean D’Acre
St Jean d’Acre was commissioned at Plymouth by Captain Henry Keppel on 21 May 1853. She was completed for sea on 20 September 1853. She served in the Western Squadron. Her trials at Stokes Bay were on 3 December 1853, where she made an average of 11.199 knots.
Originally it was intended to fit the 700 nhp Napier engine from the iron-frigate Simoom, but it was decided that as St Jean d’Acre was a new ship, they would order a new engine. She was therefore fitted with a 600 nhp Penn two-cylinder horizontal single-expansion trunk engine. The cylinders were 70.75 in diameter, with a stroke of 3.5 ft. On her Stokes Bay trials on 3 December 1853 the engine generated 2,136 ihp.
In May 1854 she formed part of the Allied Fleet serving in the Baltic against Russia in the Crimean War. In 1855, she joined the fleet in the Black Sea. On 7 July 1855 Captain George King took command.
Please see the article on our website regarding the Navy and the Azoff campaign
Condition – VF+