Figurehead of the Rosebud
© Merseyside Maritime Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum (in storage)
Three-quarter-length female figure wearing a dress with full blue skirt, red and blue bodice, short puffed sleeves and a round white collar. She wears a red beaded necklace. She has long fair hair and a white turban-style head-dress. The figure is clutching a blue posy to her chest.
At some point the figurehead was removed from the wrecked ship and was erected at John Roberts & Co. of Islington builders yard, Crosby. In 1966, the premises were demolished to make way for new roads. The figurehead was moved to new premises in Musker Street owned by LBM Ltd Builders’ Merchants. She was donated to the museum in 1976.
An iron schooner of 171 tons, built in Fowey in 1865. 'Rosebud' went ashore at Hightown, near Liverpool, in December 1902. She was carrying a cargo of coal.
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ
Ownership can be cited online
Accessible to public
Data verified by owner