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HMS Trincomalee, Hartlepool

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4.7/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
HMS Trincomalee is a Royal Navy sailing frigate built shortly after the end of the Napoleonic Wars. She is now restored as a museum ship in Hartlepool, England.History1812 - 1847Trincomalee is one of two surviving British frigates of her era — her near-sister is now a museum ship in Dundee. After being ordered on 30 October 1812, Trincomalee was built in Bombay, India by the Wadia family of shipwrights in teak, due to oak shortages in Britain as a result of shipbuilding drives for the Napoleonic Wars. The ship was named Trincomalee after the 1782 Battle of Trincomalee off the Ceylon port of that name.With a construction cost of £23,000, Trincomalee was launched on 12 October 1817. Soon after completion she was sailed to Portsmouth Dockyard where she arrived on 30 April 1819, with a journey costing £6,600. During the maiden voyage the ship arrived at Saint Helena on 24 January 1819 where she stayed for 6 days, leaving with an additional passenger, a surgeon who had attended Napoleon at Longwood House on the island, Mr John Stokoe.After being fitted out at a further cost of £2,400, Trincomalee was placed in reserve until 1845, when she was re-armed with fewer guns giving greater firepower, had her stern reshaped and was reclassified as a sixth-rate spar-decked corvette.
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  • Spent half a day here and loved every second of it, this is a great attraction staffed by great people who's info is fist class, we thought it was amazing value for money 
  • First of all asked whoever was on the till if we could just go in and wander as we didn't want to visit any of the attractions or the clipper but no, we had to pay to take a walk. The lady concerned w...  read more »
  • Well were shall i start From the moment we walked in the door to our exit there was history galore . We loved the history of the ship walk through then of to hms trincomalee rembering to duck as we wa...  read more »
  • Brealey and now it is Incorporated with the estorick key Maritime Experience well worth the money I recommend anybody to go and visit even if it's not your thing cafe reasonably priced they also cater for kids with interactive games as well as play ship good to go any time of the year
  • Great piece of history, great staff. Well worth a visit.
  • Me and my partner took lots of pictures and i enjoyed returning to my home town again to show her the place and she loves the place, couldn't recommend it more
  • Worked at Central Marine in the late 1950's. Totally transformed now. For anyone interested in 18th century navy it's a must.
  • Well worth a visit, if your tall though, mind your head.
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