The sword compares with four examples preserved in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. See W.E. May and P.G.W. Annis, Swords for Sea Service, London, 1970, nos 12, 230, 347 and 381.
Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, GCB, GCMG, FRS (1770-1851), achieved a career at sea which was distinguished both by accomplishment and longevity. For an account of his command of HMS Orion (74 Guns) at Trafalgar see Col. R.H. Mackenzie, The Trafalgar Roll, London, 2004.