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Figurehead of the HMS Ganges
 
basic info
FigID
F0292
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Ganges
Vessel name
HMS Ganges
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© HMS Ganges Museum, Shotley
Copyright notes
Current location
HMS Ganges Museum, Shotley
Location date
02/04/2013
physical info
Description
Crowned male bust, half-length, representing an Indian wearing five ropes of pearls. The figure wears a high-necked robe with bands round each arm. The lower part of the figure is draped and terminates in a scroll.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Vessel history
A 2nd rate, 84 guns, she was built of teak at Bombay Dockyard under the direction of master builder Jamsetjee Bomanjee Wadia and launched in 1821. She was the flagship on the South America Station, then she served in the Mediterranean. From 1857-61 she was based at Valparaiso and Esquimalt. From 1866 she became a boys training ship at Mylor, Cornwall. She was eventually moved to Harwich, then in 1903 to Shotley still acting as a training establishment. In 1906 she was renamed 'Tenedos III'. After a move to Devonport and further changes of name, she was finally broken up in 1930. The captain’s cabin was built into the Burgh Island Hotel, Devon.
Bibliography
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No.666
Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
HMS Ganges Museum
Contact details
HMS Ganges Museum, Shotley Marina, Shotley, Suffolk IP9 1QJ
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified