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Bow carving from the HMY Victoria & Albert I
Victoria & Albert 1843 large
basic info
FigID
F0220
InstID
Figurehead type
Bow Carving
Title
Bow carving from the HMY Victoria & Albert I
Vessel name
HMY Victoria & Albert I
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Museum of the Royal Navy
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Museum of the Royal Navy
Current location
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Location date
physical info
Description
Bow decorations with the Royal arms on the starboard side and Prince Albert’s arms on the port side, within a scroll carved with acanthus leaves, roses, shamrocks and thistles.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Recorded in the 1911 catalogue of the Portsmouth Dockyard Museum in the same location as today.
Vessel history
A paddle steamer built at Pembroke Dock and fitted with Maudslay engines. After a successful maiden voyage that included Devon and Cornwall, France and Belgium, the Queen and Prince Albert used the yacht on regular cruises round the British coast-visiting major ports and making cross-Channel passages to meet the other crowned heads of state of Europe. She was renamed Osborne in 1854 and broken up in 1868 at Portsmouth
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft ‘The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth’ (Stroud, 2009) p.103
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