Figurehead of the HMS Goliath

Basic Information

FigID
F0319
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Goliath
Vessel name
HMS Goliath
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
Copyright notes
Current location
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Location date
25/09/2013

Physical Information

Description
Semi-nude bust, half-length with shaggy hair and beard.
Maker
Hellyer
Date made
1841
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Object history
Designed by Hellyer's for the sum of £30. Listed in the Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No.641 as being at Sheerness.
Vessel history
HMS 'Goliath' was a 2nd rate of 80 guns, 2,589 tons built at Chatham in 1842. She was converted to screw ship of 68 guns, 400HP in 1856 and was used as a training ship for destitute boys from 1870. She was accidentally destroyed by fire at her moorings in the Thames 1875.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy' (Seaforth 2011) p. 215
Admiralty Catalogue (1911) No. 641

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
Contact details
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
No
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified

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