Female figurehead - unidentified ('Unknown Lady')
© National Museum of the Royal Navy
Image: © National Museum of the Royal Navy
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth
This female three quarter length bust wears a navy blue tunic, falling off the right shoulder to reveal her breast. She also wears a mustard and blue bulrush wreath, which suggests that the ship was named after a river of which the figure is a personification.
First recorded in the 1911 Portsmouth Dockyard Museum Catalogue but the exact date of her arrival there is unknown.
Unknown, probably from a frigate
Bibliography – David Pulvertaft ‘The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth’ (Stroud, 2009) p.80
National Museum of the Royal Navy
HM Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth PO1 3NH
Ownership can be cited online
Accessible to public
Data verified by owner