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HMS Trincomalee, Hartlepool
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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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  • The HMS Trincomalee is the jewel in the crown of the historic quay experience. Greeted by two young costumed guides..very happy to help & answer questions, we explored this wonderful old ship. The lay...  more »
  • If you wonder how sailors managed in a time of press gangs and war you will find many answers here. The Quayside does give a feel for a 200 hundred year old area. The highlight is HMS Trincomalee the ...  more »
  • This ship has an amazing history. Make sure you go to the visitor centre where the story of the ship is explained before you go round the ship itself. When you do look round ask to borrow a free audio...  more »
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  • Very enjoyable look at maritime history. Had been here a number of years ago and it had a gaol cell, which is now not there, which is a shame. However there is now a museum section with various exhibits. I recommend a visit here.
  • You will have heard of his victory? Well in hartleypool there sits this lovely ship restored with national lottery help.on your visit have a ride on the transporter bridge over the tees river,it's the last of its kind.
  • Nice little museum and nice to walk around the ship/shops freely too. Fun family trip out.
  • Great informative day out, plenty to keep the kids entertained, great food.
  • 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