AN EXCELLENT CHINA MEDAL 1842. To: PETER SMITH. HMS CORNWALLIS. The Treaty of Nanking was signed aboard HMS CORNWALLIS 29th August 1842. By Sir Henry Pottinger and Qing representatives.

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AN EXCELLENT CHINA MEDAL 1842. To: PETER SMITH. HMS CORNWALLIS. The Treaty of Nanking was signed aboard HMS CORNWALLIS 29th August 1842. By Sir Henry Pottinger and Qing representatives. AN EXCELLENT CHINA MEDAL 1842. To: PETER SMITH. HMS CORNWALLIS. The Treaty of Nanking was signed aboard HMS CORNWALLIS 29th August 1842. By Sir Henry Pottinger and Qing representatives.

AN EXCELLENT CHINA MEDAL 1842

To: PETER SMITH.
HMS CORNWALLIS.

[HMS CORNWALLIS]
HMS Cornwallis was a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 12 May 1813 at Bombay. She was built of teak. The capture of HMS Java by USS Constitution during the American War of 1812 delayed the completion of Cornwallis as Java had been bringing her copper sheathing from England.

On 27 April 1815, Cornwallis engaged the American sloop USS Hornet, which had mistaken Cornwallis for a merchant ship. Heavily outgunned, Hornet was forced to retreat. The crew threw boats, guns and other equipment overboard in order to escape.

AN EXCELLENT CHINA MEDAL 1842. To: PETER SMITH. HMS CORNWALLIS. The Treaty of Nanking was signed aboard HMS CORNWALLIS 29th August 1842. By Sir Henry Pottinger and Qing representatives.[THE CHINA WAR]
After China's defeat in the First Opium War, representatives from the British and Qing Empires negotiated a peace treaty aboard Cornwallis in Nanjing. On 29 August 1842, British representative Sir Henry Pottinger and Qing representatives, Qiying, Yilibu and Niujian, signed the Treaty of Nanking aboard her.

Cornwallis was fitted with screw propulsion and reduced to 60 guns in 1855, and took part in the Crimean War, where she was commanded by George Wellesley, future admiral and First Sea Lord, and the nephew of the Duke of Wellington.

She was converted to a jetty at Sheerness in 1865. In 1916 she was renamed HMS Wildfire and used as a base ship. She was finally broken up in 1957 at Sheerness, some 144 years after her launching.

AN EXCELLENT CHINA MEDAL 1842. To: PETER SMITH. HMS CORNWALLIS. The Treaty of Nanking was signed aboard HMS CORNWALLIS 29th August 1842. By Sir Henry Pottinger and Qing representatives. AN EXCELLENT CHINA MEDAL 1842. To: PETER SMITH. HMS CORNWALLIS. The Treaty of Nanking was signed aboard HMS CORNWALLIS 29th August 1842. By Sir Henry Pottinger and Qing representatives. A totally original medal with it's correct German silver (nickel) fixed suspender.
VF, With copy roll.
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AN EXCELLENT CHINA MEDAL 1842. To: PETER SMITH. HMS CORNWALLIS. The Treaty of Nanking was signed aboard HMS CORNWALLIS 29th August 1842. By Sir Henry Pottinger and Qing representatives.

AN EXCELLENT CHINA MEDAL 1842. To: PETER SMITH. HMS CORNWALLIS. The Treaty of Nanking was signed aboard HMS CORNWALLIS 29th August 1842. By Sir Henry Pottinger and Qing representatives.
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AN EXCELLENT CHINA MEDAL 1842. To: PETER SMITH. HMS CORNWALLIS. The Treaty of Nanking was signed aboard HMS CORNWALLIS 29th August 1842 between British representative Sir Henry Pottinger and Qing representatives.