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Bow carving from the HMS Pigmy
 
basic info
FigID
F0227
InstID
Figurehead type
Bow Carving
Title
Bow carving from the HMS Pigmy
Vessel name
HMS Pigmy
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Museum of the Royal Navy
Copyright notes
Current location
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth
Location date
physical info
Description
Union flag in rope border with a crown above and the Royal Arms below.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
1837
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Listed in the Portsmouth Dockyard Museum Catalogue of 1911.
Vessel history
Wood Paddle Packet built by Humble of Hurry of Liverpool as Sibyl. In 1837 she was transferred to the Admiralty when they took over the mail packet service. Renamed 'Pigmy', she was armed with a twelve-pounder carronade and deployed as a gunboat in the Baltic Campaign during 1854. She was used as a tender in Portsmouth before being broken up there in 1879.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft ‘The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth’ (Stroud, 2009) p.102
Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Museum of the Royal Navy
Contact details
National Museum of the Royal Navy, HM Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth PO1 3NH
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified