Figurehead of the HMS Dee

Basic Information

FigID
F0015
InstID
FHD0074
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Dee
Vessel name
HMS Dee
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
All Hands Gallery, NMM
Location date
28/01/2013

Physical Information

Description
A half length figurehead which depicts a dark haired bearded river god wearing a crown. He is bare chested and has red cloth draped around his waist. The figurehead has been painted with polychrome oil paint and weighs 122 kilograms.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H139.7 x W53.3 x D66 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
Housed in the Gibraltar Dockyard from 1957, presented to the NMM by the Admiralty on the 28th of January 1958.
Vessel history
The ship was a wooden paddle vessel of 704 tons built at Woolwich Dockyard in 1832. She became a troopship in 1855, a storeship in 1868 and was broken up at Sheerness in 1872.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy(2011) p.211
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 193

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Maritime Museum
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
No
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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