W Medal, Great Britain, 1837 - 1901. 1932.999.738

Obverse: THE CHINESE JUNK KEYING|LENGHT 160 FT BREADTH 33FT BURDEN 800 TONS DEPTH OF HOLD 12 FEET - starboard view of junk with sail set on main mast
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Reverse: THIS REMARKABLE VESSEL IS A JUNK OF THE LARGEST CLASS, AND IS THE FIRST SHIP CONSTRUCTED BY THE CHINESE WHICH HAS REACHED EUROPE, OR EVEN ROUNDED THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. THIS JUNK WAS PURCHASED AUGUST, 1846, AT CANTON BY A FEW ENTERPRISING ENGLISHMEN. SHE SAILED FROM HONG KONG 6TH DECEMBER, 1846, ROUNDED THE CAPE 31ST MARCH, 1847, ARRIVED IN ENGLAND 27TH MARCH, 1848.
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