Stern Carving HMY Victoria & Albert III

Basic Information

FigID
F0070
InstID
FHD0130
Figurehead type
Stern Carving
Title
Stern Carving HMY Victoria & Albert III
Vessel name
Victoria & Albert III
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Current location
Kidbrooke Stores, NMM
Location date
07/02/2013

Physical Information

Description
Stern carvings made up of 111 separate parts.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Transferred from Admiralty after the yacht was broken up in 1954.
Vessel history
Royal Yacht, designed by William White. The third yacht to be named 'Victoria and Albert' and fitted with two sets of triple expansion, 4 cylinder engines. Built at Pembroke Dock on 9th May 1899 in steel and launched in 1899, she measured 380 feet in length by 40 feet in the beam with a tonnage of 4,700. The yacht was used regularly up until the Second World War when she was laid up and used as an accommodation ship in Portsmouth harbour. The ‘Victoria and Albert’ (III) was finally sold in 1954 for breaking at Faslane, Scotland.
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Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Maritime Museum
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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