Figurehead of the HMS Hamadryad

Basic Information

FigID
F0243
InstID
74.12I/1
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Hamadryad
Vessel name
HMS Hamadryad
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Museum Wales
Copyright notes
Current location
National Museum Cardiff
Location date
19/11/2012

Physical Information

Description
Female bust in a robe with a scalloped neck and draped sleeves. She has plaited hair twined with leaves.
Maker
Dickerson of Plymouth
Date made
1922
Place made
Plymouth
Size
H196.0 x W915 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
Carved by Dickerson of Plymouth for the sum of £8
Vessel history
A 5th rate, 46 gun vessel launched at Pembroke Dock in 1823. She was used from 1866 as a seamen's hospital in Cardiff and sold in 1905.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft' Figureheads Of The Royal Navy (Seaforth 2011) p.216

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Museum Wales
Contact details
National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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