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Figurehead of the HMS Queen Charlotte
 
basic info
FigID
F0265
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Queen Charlotte
Vessel name
HMS Queen Charlotte
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Copyright notes
Current location
HMS Excellent, Portsmouth
Location date
22/03/2013
physical info
Description
Half-length bust depicting a queen. She wears a royal crown, three ropes of pearls around the neck and a high-waisted dress with a chemise underneath. Part of a fur lined robe can be seen at the shoulders.
Maker
Hellyer
Date made
1822
Place made
Portsmouth
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
A replacement was carved in 1822 by Hellyer of Portsmouth for the sum of £35. At this time full-length figureheads were no longer in fashion and a large bust of the crowned Queen was commissioned.
Vessel history
A 1st rate, 104 launched in 1810 at Deptford. She was the flagship of Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, during the Bombardment of Algiers in 1816. After 1859, the vessel, renamed HMS 'Excellent', became the gunnery training ship at Portsmouth. She was broken up in 1892.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy' (Seaforth 2011) p. 178 and p. 225
Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Contact details
HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth PO2 8ER
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified