Bow carving of the HMY Alberta

Basic Information

FigID
F0234
InstID
Figurehead type
Bow Carving
Title
Bow carving of the HMY Alberta
Vessel name
HMY Alberta
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Royal Tender
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 Information

Description
Bow decoration carved in the simplified form of the royal arms in oval curved form surmounted by a crown and surrounded by gold scrolling
Maker
Frederick Dickerson
Date made
1863
Place made
Devonport
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Vessel history
Wood paddle yacht built in 1863. Used by the Royal Family as a tender to HMY 'Victoria and Albert'. The yacht was used to carry Victoria's body from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth on her death in 1901. The yacht was broken up in 1912.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft ‘The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth’ (Stroud, 2009) p.105

Ownership Information

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

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