Figurehead of the HMS Leda
© National Maritime Museum
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
On display in Neptune Court, NMM
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.
H167.6 x W83.8 x D91.4 cms
Figurehead was presented to the NMM by the Admiralty in 1936 after residing in Fire Engine House, Devonport Dockyard.
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.
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 429
National Maritime Museum
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
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