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Figurehead of the HMS Daphne
F0013D Figureheads - HMS Daphne - FHD0072
basic info
FigID
F0013
InstID
FHD0072
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Daphne
Vessel name
HMS Daphne
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
Kidbrooke Stores, National Maritime Museum
Location date
28/01/2013
physical info
Description
Half-length polychrome female bust figurehead of HMS 'Daphne', wearing green garment with red and brown sash at waist. A large gold star adorns the centre of her waist.
Maker
Robert Hall
Date made
1835
Place made
Rotherhithe
Size
H106.7 x W63.5 x D63.5 cms
Materials
Wood: Pine; Metal: Lead
Object history
Stood outside the residence of the Surgeon Rear-Admiral of the Royal Naval Hospital Chatham.
Presented to the Museum by the Admiralty on th 27th of June 1961.
Vessel history
HMS 'Daphne' was an 18-gun corvette built at Pembroke Dock in 1838 and sold for breaking to Castle's in 1864. On 'Daphne's' completion in 1838 she was commissioned for the Mediterranean under Captain John W. Dalling. Her second lieutenant, who quickly succeeded as first, was (later Admiral Sir) Edward Gennys Fanshawe, 1814-1906: in late 1848, after further posting elsewhere, he in turn became her captain on a commission in the Pacific until 1852. A great deal is therefore known of parts of her service from the privately published memoir of Fanshawe, edited from his journals and letters by his daughter in 1904, and because Fanshawe's album of drawings recording his Pacific cruise is also in the collection (PAI4604). [PvdM1/11] Dismantled by Messrs. Castle and Beech of Charlton in November 1864.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy' (2011) p.210
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 191
Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Maritime Museum
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified