Bow carving of the HMY Victoria & Albert II

Basic Information

FigID
F0233
InstID
Figurehead type
Bow Carving
Title
Bow carving of the HMY Victoria & Albert II
Vessel name
HMY Victoria & Albert II
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval - Royal Yacht
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
Within a scroll are two oval shields with the royal arms on the starboard side and the arms of Prince Albert on the port side. The whole is surmounted by a crown.
Maker
Edward Hellyer
Date made
1855
Place made
Blackwall
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
After the yacht was broken up in 1904, the carving is recorded at Portsmouth Dockyard in the 1911 Admiralty Catalogue.
Vessel history
The yacht was built at Pembroke dock where she was launched in 1855. She was a three-masted paddle steamer with two funnels. The engines by Penn & Sons were installed at Portsmouth. The vessel, owned and operated by the Navy, was used little after Prince Albert’s death in 1861 and was scrapped in 1904.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft ‘The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth’ (Stroud, 2009) p.104
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 348

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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