Figurehead of the HMS Leda

Basic Information

FigID
F0029
InstID
FHD0087
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Leda
Vessel name
HMS Leda
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
A half-length female figure wearing a white dress with scalloped neck line, with a blue pinafore style cloak, fastened at the shoulders. A classical hair style caught in a bun.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H167.6 x W83.8 x D91.4 cms
Materials
Wood: Pine
Object history
Figurehead was presented to the NMM by the Admiralty in 1936 after residing in Fire Engine House, Devonport Dockyard.
Vessel history
HMS ' Leda', a 46-gun, fifth-rate frigate, built at Pembroke Dock in 1828. She became a water police ship in 1864 and was sold to Harris's of Bristol in 1906, presumably for breaking up.
Bibliography
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 429

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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