Quarter carving of the HMS Hindostan

Basic Information

FigID
F0286
InstID
Figurehead type
Stern Carving
Title
Quarter carving of the HMS Hindostan
Vessel name
HMS Hindostan
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Copyright notes
Image: © UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Current location
Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
Location date

Physical Information

Description
A full-length bearded, draped male figure with one foot on a globe.
Maker
W C Gofe
Date made
1841
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Designed and carved by W C Gofe for the sum of £30.
Vessel history
A 2nd rate of 80 guns, built at Plymouth and launched in 1841. After 1868 she became a training ship at Dartmouth. She was renamed 'Fisgard III' between 1905 and 1920. After regaining her old name, she was sold for breaking up the following year.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy'(Seaforth 2011) p.217

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Contact details
Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon TQ 0HJ
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified

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