Figurehead of the HMS Perseus

Basic Information

FigID
F0275
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Perseus
Vessel name
HMS Perseus
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Copyright notes
Current location
Plymouth Naval Base Museum
Location date
28/03/2013

Physical Information

Description
Bust of a warrior in scaled armour and a plumed helmet.
Maker
Frederick Dickerson
Date made
1860
Place made
Devonport
Size
Materials
Object history
Designed by Frederick Dickerson for the sum of £6.10.0
Vessel history
A screw, 2nd rate launched at Pembroke Dock in 1861. On the China station from 1862, she took part in the bombardments of Kagoshima and Simonoseki. From 1884 she became the Devonport torpedo and mining school being renamed 'Defiance II' in 1904. She was broken up at Plymouth in 1931.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy' (Seaforth 2011) p. 147

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Plymouth Naval Base Museum
Contact details
HM Naval Base, Devonport
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified

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