Figurehead of the HMS Columbine

Basic Information

FigID
F0288
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Columbine
Vessel name
HMS Columbine
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Copyright notes
Photo: © UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Current location
HMS Sultan, Gosport
Location date
02/04/2013

Physical Information

Description
Female three-quarter-length bust. She wears a dress with a tight bodice and full skirt. The low neck is draped with a white scarf or fichu. The lower part of the figure is draped in a red cloak. She has a wreath of flowers on her head.
Maker
Hellyer
Date made
1860
Place made
Portsmouth
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Carved by Hellyer of Portsmouth for the sum of £10.
Vessel history
A 12 gun wood screw sloop launched in 1862 at Deptford Dockyard and broken up in 1875 at Chatham. During the early 1870’s she was active in anti-slave trade operations in the Indian Ocean based on Zanzibar.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy' (Seaforth 2011) p.210
Admiralty Catalogue (1911) No.189

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Contact details
HMS Sultan, Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO2 3BY
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified

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