Figurehead of the HMS Barfleur

Basic Information

FigID
F0260
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Barfleur
Vessel name
HMS Barfleur
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Copyright notes
Current location
HM Naval Base Portsmouth. It is mounted on the roof of a building in the naval barracks.
Location date
22/03/2013

Physical Information

Description
A lion holding an oval shield of the Royal Arms.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Object history
Vessel history
A pre-dreadnought battleship built at Chatham in 1892. After a spell in the Mediterranean she was sent out to the China Station in 1898. Back in Plymouth in 1901 she was refitted and spent the end of her career serving as a flagship in the Reserve and Home Fleets. By now outclassed by the new dreadnoughts, 'Barfleur' was scrapped at Blyth in 1910.
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Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Contact details
HM Naval Base Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3NU
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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