HMS Trincomalee - History

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HMS Trincomalee - History

Unread post by jbryce1437 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:48 pm

HMS Trincomalee is part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy and is located at Hartlepool, Teesside. She is a Leda Class sailing frigate and was built at Bombay, India and launched in 1817. She was placed in reserve until 1845 when her armament was reduced and she was reclassified as a corvette. She then served in North America and the West Indies station until 1850 and then spent two years on the Pacific Station.
She finished her service as a training ship and was then placed in reserve and sold two years later in 1897.
She was then renamed TS Foudroyant and she was then used as an accommodation ship, a training ship, and a holiday ship based in Falmouth then Portsmouth. At Portsmouth, she was tied up in the harbour, just off Gosport until 1986. She was then taken to Hartlepool and restored. She was renamed HMS Trincomalee in 1992 and is Europes oldest warship afloat.

As TS Foudroyant in Portsmouth Harbour
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Restored at Hartlepool
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Re: HMS Trincomalee - History

Unread post by timlewin » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:11 pm

wonderful to see the "country-built" ship so splendidly restored, as a sprog we used to sail past her in Portsmouth harbour regularly; a fine ship, you expect the ghost of Jack Aubrey to appear at any moment.

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Re: HMS Trincomalee - History

Unread post by ivorthediver » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:59 pm

Couldn't have put it better myself Tim , as a very keen Fan of" Jack Aubrey and Dr Maturin and his antics portrayed by Patrick O 'Brian , but a very interesting Stepped or should it be " Shouldered " mast configuration shown here dont you think .
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