Figurehead of the HMS Himalaya

Basic Information

FigID
F0024
InstID
FHD0082
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Himalaya
Vessel name
HMS Himalaya
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
On display in Neptune Court, NMM
Location date
30/01/2013

Physical Information

Description
Figurehead of HMS 'Himalaya' , representing an Indian warrior in a turban drawing a sword. Repainted 1959/60.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H254 x W124.5 x D127 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
Housed at Fire Engine House, South Yard, Devonport until it was presented to the NMM by the Admiralty in 1936.
Vessel history
'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.
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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
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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