Bow carving from the HMY Victoria & Albert I
HMY Victoria & Albert I
© National Museum of the Royal Navy
Photo: © National Museum of the Royal Navy
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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.
Recorded in the 1911 catalogue of the Portsmouth Dockyard Museum in the same location as today.
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
David Pulvertaft ‘The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth’ (Stroud, 2009) p.103
National Museum of the Royal Navy
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