Figurehead of the HMS Forester

Basic Information

FigID
F0017
InstID
FHD0076
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Forester
Vessel name
HMS Forester
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
A male bust figurehead with dark wavy hair and sideburns. He is wearing a dark green tunic.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H114.3 x W76.2 x D40.6 cms
Materials
Wood: Pine
Object history
Housed in Admiralty House, Chatham before being presented to NMM by the Admiralty in 1961.
Vessel history
HMS 'Forester', a 10-gun 'Cherokee' class brig-sloop built at Chatham Dockyard in 1832 and sold in 1843.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft' Figureheads Of The Royal Navy'(2011) p.214

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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