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Figurehead of the HMS Leander
 
basic info
FigID
F0295
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Leander
Vessel name
HMS Leander
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© UK MoD Crown Copyright 1983
Copyright notes
Current location
HMS Collingwood, Fareham
Location date
02/04/2013
physical info
Description
A half-length, male, semi-nude youth, clean shaven, with short hair, there are classical drapes around the arms and base of figure.
Maker
Hellyer
Date made
1847
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Designed by Hellyer for the sum of £24.10.0
Vessel history
A 4th rate, 50 guns launched a Portsmouth Dockyard in 1847 and converted to a screw ship in 1861. From 1853, she was deployed to the Black Sea during the Crimea War under the command of Captains George St Vincent King, Swynfen Thomas Carnegie, William Peel, William Moorsom and Edward Bridges Rice. After her conversion to steam in 1861, she was on the Pacific Station being broken up in 1867 after her return to Britain.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy' (Seaforth 2011) p.219
Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Contact details
HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 1AS
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified