Figurehead of the HMS Fisgard
© UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Photo: © UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
HMS Raleigh, Torpoint
Male portrait bust with blue classical drapes.
The figurehead is known as 'George' because of its resemblance to George Robey.
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.
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No.198
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
HMS Raleigh, Trevol Road, Torpoint, Devon PL11 2PD
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