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Figurehead of the HMS Tribune
F0049B Figureheads - HMS Tribune FHD0108
basic info
FigID
F0049
InstID
FHD0108
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Tribune
Vessel name
HMS Tribune
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
On display in Neptune Court, NMM
Location date
31/01/2013
physical info
Description
A dark curly haired mustachioed male figure in classical drapes, representing a Roman tribune.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H134.6 x W104 x D71 cms
Materials
Wood: Pine
Object history
The figurehead was presented to the NMM by the Admiralty in 1936, after being housed on the First Floor of the Rigging House, Devonport Dockyard.
Vessel history
HMS 'Tribune' was a wooden screw corvette of 1570 tons, built at Sheerness Dockyard in 1852-53. She was present at the Naval Review of 1853, before being stationed in the Baltic in 1854, the Black Sea in 1854/1855. HMS 'Tribune' then took part in the Second China War in 1856/1857, including the Battle of Fatshan Creek. She was sold for breaking to Marshall of Plymouth in August 1866.
Bibliography
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 466
Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Maritime Museum
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified