Lloyds Medal for Saving Life at Sea 1896

Awarded to Frank Roberts, fireman 'President Roosevelt'. Obverse: Leucothoe handing her scarf to Ulysses, who is clinging to a floating spar. Legend: 'LEUCOTHOE NAUFRAGO SUCCURRIT'. Exergue: 'W. WYON RA. 1839'.Reverse: Within sprays of oak tied with ribbon. Inscription: 'OB CIVES SERVATOS'. Legend: 'PRESENTED BY LLOYD'S'. Inscription on edge: 'FIREMAN FRANK ROBERTS, S.S. ANTINOE, 24 TO 28 JANUARY 1926'.

'Antinoe', (Egypt & Levant steamship Co.) left New York bound for Queenstown laden with grain.,She encountered heavy seas in the Atlantic, sustained damage and took on water. an S.O.S. wireless signal was picked up by 'Aquitainia' and 'President Roosevelt'. The latter ship was nearer and went to her aid, arriving on the 25th January 1926. She launched a boat with a crew of eight which capsized with a loss of two men. On the evening of the following day, having failed to get a line to 'Antinoe', a second boat was launched and took off the 23 hands and the master in three journeys.

Object Details

ID: MED2375
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Life saving award
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Wyon, Allan
Vessels: President Roosevelt 1922 [SS]; Antinoe (1907)
Date made: 1926
People: Roberts, Frank
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 36 mm

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