Figurehead of the HMS Favourite

Basic Information

FigID
F0016
InstID
FHD0075
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Favourite
Vessel name
HMS Favourite
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 Information

Description
Figurehead of HMS 'Favourite', comprising a half length female figure in a high-waisted, off the shoulder dress with square neckline and pearl necklace, with a rose in her hair. Her hair is curled at the front and tied up at the back.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H121.9 x W50.8 x D55.9 cms
Materials
Wood: Elm; Wood: Pine
Object history
Housed on the ground floor of the Rigging Shop in Devonport Dockyard until 1936, when it was presented to the NMM by the Admiralty.
Vessel history
The ship was an 18-gun sloop bult at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1829. She became a coal hulk in 1855 and was sold at Devonport in 1906. She was listed as 'Favorite', 1836-56, and as a coal hulk was also known as 'C.3' and 'C.77'.
Bibliography
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 419

Ownership Information

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

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