Figurehead of the HMS Fisgard

Basic Information

FigID
F0291
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Fisgard
Vessel name
HMS Fisgard
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Copyright notes
Photo: © UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Current location
HMS Raleigh, Torpoint
Location date
02/04/2013

Physical Information

Description
Male portrait bust with blue classical drapes.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
The figurehead is known as 'George' because of its resemblance to George Robey.
Vessel history
A 5th rate wood frigate, armament - two 8" and forty 32-pdrs launched at Pembroke Dockyard in 1819. The vessel then spent a very long period in ordinary until she was fitted out in 1843. After a brief spell in the Pacific, she spent the rest of her career at Woolwich. She was the flagship of the commodore and was used to train engineers. Although broken up at Chatham in 1879 she gave her name to a training establishment for engineers and artificers.
Bibliography
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No.198

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Contact details
HMS Raleigh, Trevol Road, Torpoint, Devon PL11 2PD
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified

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