Figurehead of the HMS Erebus

Basic Information

FigID
F0290
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Erebus
Vessel name
HMS Erebus
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Copyright notes
Current location
HMS Sultan, Gosport
Location date
02/04/2013

Physical Information

Description
Crowned male bust.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Vessel history
A single screw, armour plated, floating battery especially built for service during Russian war and launched at Govan in 1856. Heaviest gun was a 68-pdr. She was broken up in 1884.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy' (Seaforth 2011) p.213
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No.196 and No.197

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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