engraved on rim (Stephen Bowden. H.M.S. Prince Consort). Some very light marks and edge bruising, otherwise good very fine. (1)
Stephen Bowden entered the Navy as Assistant Surgeon on 1.3.1845, he was attached to the R.N.Hospital at Haslar. At the end of March 1845 he received an appointment for the Brigantine Spy, fitting for the coast of Africa and then he proceeded to the Pacific. He was removed in June 1847 to the Nereus, store-depot at Valparaiso. He returned home in the Autumn of 1848. He was then appointed at the end of March 1849 to the Royal Hospital at Plymouth, then in December 1851 to HMS Britannia. Then on 3rd March 1852 to HMS Impregnable, then to HMS Duke of Wellington on the 3rd February 1853. He then transfers to HMS Valorous and is promoted to Staff Surgeon on 12.9.1854. The Valorous is involved in a variety of actions in the Baltic including the capture of Bomarsund, and, joining in the campaign of 1855 in the Black Sea, assisted in the Defence of Eupatoria and the bombardment of Sebastopol, accompanied the expedition to Kertch, and was present at the taking of Kinburn. He then served on the Pelorus stationed with the Naval Brigade at the fortress of Meaday, British Burma. He was promoted to Fleet Surgeon 25.6.1867; Deputy Inspector of Hospitals 18.9.1879. He retired on 18.9.1879.