Figurehead of the HMS Adventure (formerly HMS Resolute)

Basic Information

FigID
F0059
InstID
FHD0119
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Adventure (formerly HMS Resolute)
Vessel name
HMS Adventure
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
07/02/2013

Physical Information

Description
Figurehead from the troopship HMS 'Adventure' in the form of a female head wearing a crown of stars, and finished with polychrome oil paint.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H68.6 x W45.7 x D53.3 cms
Materials
wood: pine; lead paint
Object history
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.
Vessel history
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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Ownership Information

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

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