Stern Carving (possibly HMS Ganges)

Basic Information

FigID
F0106
InstID
EQA0427
Figurehead type
Stern Carving
Title
Stern Carving (possibly HMS Ganges)
Vessel name
HMS Ganges
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
Kidbrooke Stores, NMM
Location date
12/02/2013

Physical Information

Description
Stern carving depicting a classical warrior in a helmet and armour, flanked by military trophies - banners, spear, sword, cannon, worm, sponge and shot. The surface is painted. The item was previously held at HMS 'Ganges'.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H65 x W199 x D36 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
Previously held at HMS Ganges.
Vessel history
HMS Ganges was a 2nd rate, 84 guns, she was built of teak at Bombay Dockyard under the direction of master builder Jamsetjee Bomanjee Wadia and launched in 1821. She was the flagship on the South America Station, then she served in the Mediterranean. From 1857-61 she was based at Valparaiso and Esquimalt. From 1866 she became a boys training ship at Mylor, Cornwall. She was eventually moved to Harwich, then in 1903 to Shotley still acting as a training establishment. In 1906 she was renamed 'Tenedos III'. After a move to Devonport and further changes of name, she was finally broken up in 1930. The captain’s cabin was built into the Burgh Island Hotel, Devon.
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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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