Figurehead of the 'Lord Clyde'

Basic Information

FigID
F0052
InstID
FHD0111
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the 'Lord Clyde'
Vessel name
Lord Clyde
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© The Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Copyright notes
Photo © The Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Current location
Cutty Sark
Location date
31/01/2013

Physical Information

Description
The figurehead of the ship 'Lord Clyde' depicting a major in a Scottish regiment (formerly known as General Havelock). He holds a scroll in his right hand, his left on the hilt of a sword. A plaid is draped across the left shoulder. The figure has a moustache.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H152.4 x W50.8 x D48.3 cms
Materials
wood: pine
Object history
This figurehead was stored by the National Maritime Museum on behalf of the Cutty Sark Trust for a number of years and was collected by them on 1st April 2005. This figurehead was part of the Long John Silver Collection presented to the Cutty Sark Preservation Trust, forerunner of the Cutty Sark Trust, in 1953 by Mr Cumbers, also known as 'Captain Silver'. See GEN/19994; REG04/000267.Returned to owners, Cutty Sark Trust.
Vessel history
'Lord Clyde' was built in 1875 by Stephen & Sons of Glasgow. She was renamed 'Trifolium' when bought by a Swedish owner John Olson in 1902. The vessel was lost in at Sennen Cove, Cornwall on 15th March 1914 (information from Richard Hunter).
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Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
The Cutty Sark Trust
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

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