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HMS Trincomalee

Hartlepool

A half-length male bust depicting an Indian with a moustache, wearing a muslin shirt and a turban.

HMS Terpsichore

HMS President, London

Three-quarter-length figure holding a lyre in her left hand. Terpsichore was the Muse of Lyric Poetry or Dance. She wears a low cut dress with straps. Her hair is tied back and a laurel wreath adorns her head.

HMS Scylla

Blue Town Heritage Centre, Sheerness

Three-quarter length female bust wearing a dress with full skirt and belted waist. She wears a diadem and has swept back, long hair.

HMS Satellite

HMS Calliope, Gateshead

Female three-quarter length bust.

HMS Rattlesnake

Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, Farnborough

Draped male bust of an American Indian wearing a feathered crown.

HMS Raleigh, 1873

HMS Raleigh, Torpoint

Half-length male bust in Elizabethan costume, doublet buttoned at the front, with a cloak over one shoulder. The figure is bearded. The carving terminates in scrolls and foliage.

HMS President

HMS President, Wapping, London

Half-length male bust of a gentleman wearing early 19th century dress. He has long side whiskers, a cravat and a double-breasted coat.

HMS Octavia

Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton

Three-quarter-length female bust in classical dress. Her hair is up and she wears a crown and a veil. There is a jewelled belt round her waist and a long double rope of pearls around her neck.

HMS Nymphe, 1888

St George's Centre, Gillingham

Three-quarter-length female figurehead, with long hair. She wears classical garments with a wreath in her hair and holds a posy of flowers in her right hand. Her left arm is placed across her waist.

HMS Leander

HMS Collingwood, Fareham

A half-length, male, semi-nude youth, clean shaven, with short hair, there are classical drapes around the arms and base of figure.

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