Campaign: Naval battles and boat actions 1793-1840
Branch of Service: Royal Navy
Description: (obverse) the Young Head profile of Queen Victoria; (reverse) Britannia with her trident, seated on a sea horse.
Ribbon: White with dark blue edges
Comments: Instituted in 1847 and issued to surviving claimants in 1848, this medal was originally intended to cover naval engagements of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815) but was almost immediately extended to cover all naval actions from 1793-1840.