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Figurehead of the HMS Britomart
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basic info
FigID
F0246
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Britomart
Vessel name
HMS Britomart
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Copyright notes
Photo: © The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Current location
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Location date
20/03/2013
physical info
Description
Female three-quarter-length bust, wearing a dress with frilled sleeves, one breast bare. Her long hair has been tied back in a ponytail. The carving is currently (2013) painted with a blue dress and reddish blonde hair.
Maker
Hellyer
Date made
1846
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Vessel history
A Brig, 8 guns, built at Pembroke Dock in 1847. She was stationed off the West Coast of Africa on anti-slavery duties during the early part of her career. She was transferred to the coastguard in 1857 and broken up at Chatham in 1874.
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Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Contact details
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified