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A Flight of Figureheads By David Pulvertaft

A Flight of Figureheads by David Pulvertaft

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Summary

The fascinating and illustrated story behind the warship figureheads on display at The Box, Plymouth.

A Flight of Figureheads Summary

A Flight of Figureheads: From British Warships at The Box, Plymouth by David Pulvertaft

The perfect accompaniment to the collection of fourteen warship figureheads displayed in the atrium of The Box at Plymouth, this book introduces each of the figureheads, giving details of its design, the ship for which it was carved and the actions it witnessed when serving in the Royal Navy. To put these descriptions into perspective, early chapters tell the story of the development of warship figureheads over the centuries, the evolution of the figurehead collection at Devonport and the work of the figurehead carvers of Plymouth. As most of the figureheads on display come from the Devonport collection, the Directory at the end of the book provides a summary of all the figureheads that have appeared at some time in the collection and their fate.

About David Pulvertaft

David Pulvertaft's interest in Royal Naval figureheads stems from a full career in the Service, followed by 25 years of research. He is a Fellow of the Society for Nautical Research.

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NGR9781445698526
9781445698526
1445698528
A Flight of Figureheads: From British Warships at The Box, Plymouth by David Pulvertaft
New
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
2020-04-15
96
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