HMS Superb ALEXANDRIA Clasp Egypt Medal
Named to: H. MOORCOCK. A. B. H.M.S. SUPERB
H.M.S. Superb was and ironclad battleship commissioned at Chatham for service in the Mediterranean on 4 October 1880, and remained on station for seven years. She took part in the bombardment of Alexandria, where she fired 310 shells of 10-inch calibre at the Egyptian forts; she received ten hits in return, seven of them on her armour, with no casualties.
The 1881 Census shows Henry Moorcock, on H.M.S. Superb as being born 1847 at Hurst, Berkshire, Able Seaman.
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