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Figurehead of the HMS Nymphe
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basic info
FigID
F0296
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Nymphe
Vessel name
HMS Nymphe, 1888
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© St George's Centre, Gillingham
Copyright notes
Photo: © St George's Centre, Gillingham
Current location
St George's Centre, Gillingham
Location date
02/04/2013
physical info
Description
Three-quarter-length female figurehead, with long hair. She wears classical garments with a wreath in her hair and holds a posy of flowers in her right hand. Her left arm is placed across her waist.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Vessel history
An 8 gun, 1140 tons screw, composite sloop launched at Portsmouth in 1888. She served on the Pacific station and was later used as a harbour training ship. She was renamed 'Wildfire' in 1906 and attached to the gunnery school at Sheerness where from 1908 she was the General Depot Ship. Her name changed again to 'Gannet' in 1916 and 'Pembroke' in 1917. She was sold for breaking up in 1920.
Bibliography
Admiralty Catalogue (1911) No. 644
Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
St George's Centre
Contact details
St George's Centre, Gillingham, Kent
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified