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Figurehead of the HMS Wanderer
Wanderer large
basic info
FigID
F0238
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Wanderer
Vessel name
HMS Wanderer
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Museum of the Royal Navy
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Museum of the Royal Navy
Current location
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth
Location date
physical info
Description
This female bust wears a red tunic with blue sash and belt. The figures blonde hair is also covered with a blue hat.
Maker
R. & H. Green of Blackwall
Date made
1855
Place made
Blackwall
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
First listed in the 1911 Admiralty Catalogue.
Vessel history
HMS 'Wanderer' was built and launched from Blackwall in November 1855 by R. & H. Green. This wood screw gunvessel belonged to the Vigilant Class. 'Wanderer' was primarily built for inshore operations in the Baltic and Black Seas. However, she did not see any was service and was stationed in the Mediterranean during her short life. Castle’s of Charlton bought the ship for breaking up in August 1866.



Bibliography
David Pulvertaft ‘The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth’ (Stroud, 2009) p.86
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 227
Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Museum of the Royal Navy
Contact details
HM Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth PO1 3NH
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified