Silver Medal 1885/86
Society Silver Medal awarded to Frederick Adams of the smack ‘Primrose’ for the rescue of crew of the Danish steamer Copenhagen on 6 December 1885.
In the case of the smack Primrose, for saving, in the smack’s boat, on December 6, during a westerly gale, with heavy sea, near Horn Reef, in the North Sea, 14 of the crew of the Danish steamer Copenhagen, the rescue being effected in two trips of the boat, manned by William Jones, (2nd Hand), Christian Nielson (3rd Hand), and Frederick James Adams (Deck Boy), at great personal risk; and the boat, with the two first named, being subsequently lost to sight and never heard of again, when bringing off, in a third trip, the Captain of the Copenhagen (Christian Fulleng), with Chief Mate and two Engineers.
To the Master of the smack, George Henry Cook, the Society’s Marine Aneroid Presentation Barometer; and to Frederick Adams, the Society’s Silver Medal. Also, to the widow of the lost Second Hand, William Jones, a special pecuniary grant of five pounds.