A Fine and Outstanding BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK.

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A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK.









A Fine and Outstanding
BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA,

Royal Navy Group of Five.

A RARE COMBINATION

To:
Able Seaman Charles Phillips
HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK.

[BIOGRAPHY & SERVICE CAREER) 1830-1869
Charles Phillips was born in Emsworth, Hampshire on 25th November 1830. He joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 1st Class at age 18. He is first seen in training ships’ books on 1st February 1848 in HMS Thetis until 1st December 1849....and onward to HMS Caledonia from 2nd December 1849 ‘till 24th June 1851 until being “paid off” as an Ordinary Seaman.

A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. His first seagoing vessel was HMS VENGEANCE into which he entered on 1st January 1853 and served until 25th April 1855, being an Able Seaman in this ship from 1st July 1853. It was while in HMS VENGEANCE that he fought in the Crimean war.
(INKERMANN & SEBASTOPOL)







A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. He transferred to
HMS HAWKE (74)
on 27th April 1855 and while serving in this vessel as an AB until 19th May 1856 he took part in the Baltic campaign, being again paid off on that date.

On 14th June 1856, with his initial period of service of 9 years at an end, he is then seen signing on again for a further 10 year period to complete his time for a pension.





A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. Two weeks earlier on 1st June 1856, he had joined the crew on HMS ESK in which ship he served & fought in the China War until 27th November 1860, while serving as Captain of The Mast.
(CANTON 1857 & TAKU FORTS 1860)
*see note below*


His next four postings from 28th November 1860 were to CHARLOTTE, INSOLENT, WATCHFULL & CAMBRIDGE in which he served until 20th November 1863.








A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. On 21st November 1863 he entered
HMS AURORA (35) which served with the Canadian Squadron and in which under Captain A.F.R. de Horsay, Charles Phillips took part in the CANADIAN campaign until 20th December 1867 in the St Lawrence River below Montreal, Quebec Station.
(FENIAN RAID 1866)

His last service was back in the CAMBRIDGE from 21st December 1867 until 1st March 1869.
He was discharged on 6th March 1869 at age 38 after a total of 20 years 246 days service with a “Very Good” report profile and Three Good Conduct Badges having been awarded him.

A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. [THE MEDALS]
All the medals are totally original and are in superb matching EF+ condition having hardly been worn.
Naming is in superbly executed classical style with serifed capitals, except where stated. The Baltic, Crimea & Turkish Medals having been engraved by the same hand. The China Medal being similarly named in a slightly larger style.

BALTIC MEDAL: A.B. Chas Phillips, HMS HAWKE.

CRIMEA MEDAL: A.B. Chas Phillips HMS VENGEANCE.
(Inkermann & Sebastopol)

CHINA MEDAL: A.B. Chas Phillips, HMS ESK
(Canton 1857 & *Taku Forts 1860)

CANADA MEDAL:
(For Service in HMS AURORA)
(Fenian Raid 1866)

Unnamed As Issued, which is very often the case with navy medals of this very late issue in 1900 and onward.

A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. TURKISH CRIMEA (British Issue)
With matching “Crimea Suspender”
A.B. Chas Phillips HMS VENGEANCE

[*NOTE*]
The China medal is confirmed on the roll with a Canton 1857 clasp, but as is clearly common with the medals of many men who served in HMS ESK, Phillips has an additional clasp for Taku Forts 1860 which is not recorded on the roll.

Two other similar & illustrative two clasp medals with this same situation are those to:
John Bruce, HMS ESK
Lt G. Roe, HMS ESK

*Both of whom have similar two clasp China medals with only the one clasp for Canton 1857 listed on the roll. So, it looks like there was a general recording discrepancy at the time.

A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK. A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK.






Seldom does one come across such an attractive and high quality group of early Royal Navy medals.

The group comes with all confirming medal rolls and several other copy service record sheets.

An outstanding group.
£2995 With part-exchanges welcome.

A Fine and Outstanding  BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. 
A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK.

A Fine and Outstanding BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK.
£2995

A Fine and Outstanding BALTIC, CRIMEA, CHINA, CANADA & TURKISH CRIMEA, Royal Navy, Group of Five. A RARE COMBINATION. To: Able Seaman Charles Phillips, HMS HAWKE, HMS VENGEANCE & HMS ESK.