Figurehead of the HMS Adventure (formerly HMS Resolute)
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Photo: © National Maritime Museum
On display in Neptune Court, NMM
Figurehead from the troopship HMS 'Adventure' in the form of a female head wearing a crown of stars, and finished with polychrome oil paint.
H68.6 x W45.7 x D53.3 cms
wood: pine; lead paint
Removed from HMS Ganges in Chatham Dockyard and held by The Royal Naval Trophy Centre aboard HMS Nelson in Portsmouth. From here it was transferred to the NMM on 19/07/1965.
This was an iron-built storeship purchased by the Navy while on the stocks at Laird's, Birkenhead, in 1855 and originally named 'Resolute'. After the previous 'Resolute' -see FHD0117- was salvaged in the Arctic and returned home in 1856, this vessel was renamed 'Adventure' in 1857 and used as a troopship until broken up at Chatham in 1877.
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Royal Museums Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
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