Royal Naval Museum




The following are a small selection of titles on this subject to complement our information sheet.

• COSTA, G.  Figureheads: carvings on ships from ancient times to twentieth century  Lymington: Nautical, 1981  ISBN 0333318099

• LAUGHTON, L. G. Carr. Old ship figureheads and sterns. London: Halton & Truscott, 1925

• NORTON, P. Ships figureheads. Newton Abbott: David and Charles, 1976. ISBN 071537253X

• STAMMERS, M. K. Ships’ figureheads. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications, 1983. ISBN: 0852636504

• STAMMERS, M. K. Figureheads and ship carvings  London: Chatham, 2005  ISBN 0861762425

• TAYLOR, D.  Figureheads   London: National Maritime Museum, 1992 ISBN 0948065168

• THOMAS, P. N. British figurehead and ship carvers.  Wolverhampton: Wiane Research Publications, 1995   ISBN 0905184165

These books may be stocked by your local public library or may be made available through the inter-library lending service. Please enquire at your local branch.

If you wish to find out more about the collections and materials held in the Royal Naval Museum Library see the library web pages .

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