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Disambiguation[edit]

Should this article be disambiguated into two separate articles: One dealing with wooden figureheads and one dealing with political figureheads? —Daelin 17:55, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I think it should. Figurehead and Figurehead (political), perhaps. --Quuxplusone 22:06, 18 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyvio?[edit]

Half a paragraph of the naval-figurehead text is the same as this page: http://www.seabritain2005.com/upload/pdf/History_of_Ship_Figureheads.pdf

SeaBritain:

At the height of the Baroque period ships' figureheads could grow to perfectly absurd sizes, in the case of first-rate ships of the line twinned port and starboard, larger-than-life equestrian sculptures of the reigning monarch riding roughshod over sundry enemies with attendant cherubs and nymphs were not unheard of, several tons of zero-utility carved-work all told.

Wikipedia:

At the height of the Baroque ships' figureheads could grow to perfectly absurd sizes, in the case of first-rate ships of the line twinned port&starboard, larger-than-life equestrian sculptures of the reigning monarch riding rougshod over sundry enemies with attendant cherubs and nymphs were not unheard of, several tons of zero-utility carved-work all told.

I don't know whether it's a copyvio by User:Lordhoweno, or just an uncredited swipe by SeaBritain2005.com. If Lordhoweno could explain one way or the other, that would be helpful. I'm going to remove the grammatical mistakes and try to reword the para. --User:Quuxplusone, 18 May 2005

Synonym?[edit]

Is there another word for a figurehead? --ElfWord 16:19, 17 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing history[edit]

Figureheads weren't invented in the 16th century. They have a history going back to Ancient Egypt and the Phonecians. Viking longboats had carved dragon heads at the front of the ships and as far as I know, late medieval ships had them as well.

Peter Isotalo 08:43, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Images should have more info[edit]

It would be nice if the images in the gallery had some information regarding time, place or whatever about them. Perhaps ... Carptrash (talk) 18:05, 6 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Māori[edit]

Should be mentioned that they used figureheads on their canoes.©Geni 14:46, 27 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Formal name is apparently "Tauihu".©Geni (talk) 01:55, 13 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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SS Imperator[edit]

The information given about the SS Imperator doesn't seem to match the info in that article. According to that article, she was launched in 1912, and it says 1910 here. That could be the year she was laid down, but the Titanic hadn't even been launched yet then, as far as I know. It also says that "the length of the figurehead made her the longest ship in the world", but the other article says she was 24 feet longer...that doesn't look like 24 feet of figurehead to me. Just wondering about the discrepancies. AnnaGoFast (talk) 04:06, 29 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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