Women found many guises in order to go to sea but often the most popular was as a seaman!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Ann Hoping, Mary Ann Riley & Jane Townshend
In 1847 the British government decided that Queen Victoria would award a Naval General Service Medal to all living survivors of the major battles fought betwen 1793-1840. Mary Ann Riley and Ann Hopping, who had been aboard the Goliath during the Battle of the Nile, and Jane Townshend, who was aboard the Defiance at Trafalgar in 1805, applied.