Figurehead of the HMS Martin

Basic Information

FigID
F0263
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Martin
Vessel name
HMS Martin
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Copyright notes
Current location
HMS Nelson, HM Naval Base Portsmouth
Location date
22/03/2013

Physical Information

Description
Three-quarter-length female figurehead in classical dress with long hair. She has a shell on her headdress, and holds a garland of leaves. Another garland of leaves surrounds her neck.
Maker
Dickerson
Date made
1864
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Vessel history
A training brig launched at Pembroke Dock in 1890. She provided sea going experience for boys from HMS 'St Vincent', a training ship based at Portsmouth. After training in handling sails was officially ended in 1902, the ship was no longer needed and became a coal hulk 'C 23' in 1907.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy' (Seaforth 2011) p. 220

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
No
Date verified

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