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Figurehead of the HMS Bulwark
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basic info
FigID
F0247
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Bulwark
Vessel name
HMS Bulwark
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
A bust of Britannia, in plumed helmet and scaled armour. Her shoulders are draped.
Maker
Hellyer
Date made
1860
Place made
Chatham
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Vessel history
A screw 2nd rate, 81 gun laid down in 1859 at Chatham Dockyard. Work was suspended in 1861 and, while there were plans to convert her into a twin-turrett monitor, these came to nothing and she was broken up in 1873.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads of the Royal Navy' (Seaforth, 2011) P.114
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 185b
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