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HMS 'Daring' (1844)
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. The ship ws a 12-gun brig, built at Portsmouth in 1844 (though originally ordered at Sheerness). She was sold for breaking to Castle's of Charlton, on the Thames, in 1864.
- Image reference: D3844
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection