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George Arnold22/02/2012 20:09:18
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We have followed with interest your work for the The Trincomalee, without knowing anything about the boat, how old it was and it's naval history.

It was interesting to find she is the oldest floating ship in the UK being built in Bombay from teak, launched in 1817 at a cost of £23000.

if any of you are interested take a look on the web site and you will find the full story.,if like me you had not heard about the boat you will find it very informative,

Carry on the good work Dennis,


dennis wake22/02/2012 22:41:49
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thank you George

as George says the ship was built in 1817 and is a member of the royal navy museum and is mainly run by volunteers. here is there web site for you to have a look at.

there is a lot of reading in the link for ships restoration.

happy reading


John Jane24/02/2012 23:19:16
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I remember her as HMS Foudroyant moored in Portsmouth harbour as a training vessel, we used to sail around her in 14ft RNSA dinghys from HMS St Vincent. If we got toooo close the cadets would pelt us with garbage!


John Jane24/02/2012 23:22:40
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I forogt to mention I have also visited her sister ship HMS Unicorn in Dundee.

dennis wake24/02/2012 23:49:57
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hi John

it is nice to have a posting about somthing that is part of our history. the ship has had a lot of work done to her and is looking realy good.


colin allen03/03/2012 08:50:27
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hi dennis,

just a few words on the 'Trincomalee'.

it sounds great that people can find the time to rebuild history like that doesn't it.

here in sunny france down in Rochfort at the old Royal Dockyard there a replica of the L'Hermione is being built. this was the ship that took La Fayette to what was our colonies in america and there wage war on us .

the ship comes out of dry dock this july to be moved round to the masting dock and from there it will probably take another couple of years to get it ready for sea.

i have followed this project almost from the beginning and know a few facts about the craft also i have quite a few pictures.


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