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Figurehead of the HMS Seaflower
 
basic info
FigID
F0266
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Seaflower
Vessel name
HMS Seaflower
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 info
Description
Three-quarter-length female figure in a dress with full skirt and tight bodice. It has short sleeves. She holds a red rose in her right hand and has a gold trimmed headband.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
The figurehead was mounted in 1906 in a niche high on the front façade of the wardroom of HMS Nelson-immediately opposite the establishment's main gate. It can be readily seen from Queen Street.
Vessel history
A training brig, 8 guns, 425bm, 100ft launched at Pembroke dock in 1873. From 1879, she was stationed at Portland as a tender to training ship Boscawen. In 1897 she was present at the Jubilee Review at Spithead. She was used as a workshop from 1904 and was sold to Castle, Charlton, for breaking up in 1908.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'The Warship Figureheads Of Portsmouth' (Strood 2009) p. 16
Ownership info
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