Figurehead of the HMS Himalaya
© National Maritime Museum
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
On display in Neptune Court, NMM
Figurehead of HMS 'Himalaya' , representing an Indian warrior in a turban drawing a sword. Repainted 1959/60.
H254 x W124.5 x D127 cms
Housed at Fire Engine House, South Yard, Devonport until it was presented to the NMM by the Admiralty in 1936.
'Himalaya' was an iron screw troopship of 3553 tons built for P & O in 1853 at Mare and Co's of Blackwall. Was purchased by the Admiralty in 1854. In 1895 she became the 'C.60' coal hulk and was sold in 1920 to E. W. Payne. She was sunk during an air raid on Portland Harbour in 1940.
National Maritime Museum
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
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