1902 / Z.H.M.R.S. Rescue medal to Ernest J. Spiller

Rescue medal

 1902 The small silver medal of the Z.H.M.R.S. to Ernest J. Spiller of St. Agnes, Cornwall.
  Foto “Gibsons of Scilly”. 
Obverse Binnen een cirkel, een redder draagt een schipbreukeling het strand op, rechts twee andere redders met nog een schipbreukeling. In zee een sloep waarmee de geredden aan het strand zijn gebracht, met het scheepswrak op de achtergrond. Onder de afsnede: VDK. ( A rescuer carries a castaway upon the beach, at the right two other rescuers with a castaway. At sea the life-boat that  took them ashore, in the distance the wrecked ship. Underneath, the artists signature: VDK
Reverse Binnen een cirkel, een krans van eikenloof, waarbinnen een gegraveerde tekst. Omschrift: ZUID-HOLLANDSCHE MAATSCHAPPIJ TOT REDDING VAN SCHIPBREUKELINGEN TE ROTTERDAM
  Within a wreath of oak-leaves an engraved text (for instance: 1902 / Ernest J. Spiller). Legend: SOUTH DUTCH SOCIETY TO THE RESCUE OF SHIPWRECKED AT ROTTERDAM
Maker  David van der kellen
Technique Struck at the Royal Mint Utrecht
Material  Silver
Diameter 42 mm 
Inv, nr.   
Literature Mulder, C.P. tot belooning van edele menschenvrienden, p.94[802]. CBG 1996 (In reward of noble rescuers)  
Sources  www.marhisdata.nl , Cronicle 1901 / 1902. For a rescue in 1901 / British Coastguards 1841-1901 Personal S / Sweijs /
Specifics The iron Brigantine “VOORSPOED” ex “FOXHAM” was build in 1893 by Niestern & Te Velde at Martenshoek. Tonn. 272. Messurements 33.85 x 6.05 x 3.11 mtr. Owner  Mij. “Zeilschip Voorspoed”, J.J. Duinker Amsterdam. /  London 7 march 1901 The Dutch three-masted schooner “VOORSPOED” was on a trip from Barry to Aracaju (Brazil) carrying coal and machineries. On the 7th of march she stranded on the coast of Cornwall, near Perranporth, and can be considered a total loss. The crew has been saved by the coastguard wiyh the line-throwing machine. / London 8 march 1901. Yesterday morning the coastguard at Perranporth noticed a schooner sailing to the coast and strand. It appeared to be the three-masted schooner “VOORDPOED”, Capt. De Grooth, from Cardiff destinated to Brasil, with a cargo of coal and machineries. The crew was saved with the line-throwing machine. The captain, at first, had no intention to leave the ship but did so eventually. At low tide she fell completely dry, so all afternoon they were able to get as much as possible of the ship. Since the departure of Cardiff they had encountered continuous gales.
Person  Ernest J. Spiller
Born 1873, Swanage. Dor 
Marriage Mary .. 
Born 1882, Cork. IRL. 


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