Gold Medal 1857/58
Gold Medal awarded to Mr John Blampied, Master of the Wave Queen, for saving the lives of the Master and crew of the Briton screw steamer 11th January 1857.
A letter was read from the Jersey Hon. Agent, Captain Bisson, calling the attention of the Committee to the gallant and humane conduct of Mr John Blampied, the Master of the Wave Queen, and one of the crew, John Romeril, in rescuing, at the great peril of their own lives, the Master and crew (21 in number) of the Briton screw steamer, which foundered at sea in a great storm on the 11th January. It appeared that the rescue was effected in a small boat, which was so much damaged that on the last trip she was cut adrift as useless. It was, therefore, proposed by Rear-Admiral Bertie C Cator, seconded by William Stuart, Esq., and carried unanimously, that the Committee, highly appreciating the noble conduct of the brave seamen before mentioned, and especially that of the Master, Mr John Blampied, who was the first to volunteer on the occasion, to award the Gold Medal to him, and the Silver Medal to John Romeril.