Figurehead of the HMS Tribune
© National Maritime Museum
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
On display in Neptune Court, NMM
A dark curly haired mustachioed male figure in classical drapes, representing a Roman tribune.
H134.6 x W104 x D71 cms
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.
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.
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 466
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