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Figurehead of the HMS Daring
B3844
basic info
FigID
F0014
InstID
FHD0073
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Daring
Vessel name
HMS Daring
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
Kidbrooke Stores, National Maritime Museum
Location date
28/01/2013
physical info
Description
Bust-length polychrome-painted figurehead of 'HMS 'Daring', representing a naval seaman with his arms crossed, in contemporary dress and wearing a straw hat. The name 'Daring' is inscribed on the cap ribbon and across his chest under the folded arms. There is an anchor badge, possibly for a leading seaman, on his left arm. Although he appears to be wearing uniform, it can only have been a customary one since their was no official Royal Naval uniform for ratings until 1857.
Maker
Hellyer
Date made
1843
Place made
Unknown
Size
H94 x W58.4 x D61 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
Designed by Hellyers' for the sum of £7. Housed at the Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall until 1963, at which point was loaned to the NMM from the Admiralty via the R.U.S.I. Exhibited on the NMM Stand at the International Boat Show Earls Court in January 1988
Vessel history
The ship was a 12-gun brig, tonnage426(B.M) built at Portsmouth in 1844 although originally ordered at Sheerness. She was sold for breaking to Castle's of Charlton, on the Thames, in 1864.
Bibliography
Bibliography-David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy(2011) p174,175 and 211
Admiralty Catalogue 1911 No 192
Ownership info
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