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Frank Scott

    Peter Goodwin (former Keeper & Curator of HMS Victory) covers the Pickle in The Ships of Trafalgar (Conway Maritime Press, 2005) pp. 154-9. In particular he examines her origins, and details her 1803 refit. He informs me that although the owners did their best to make the vessel look right for the Trafalgar 200 celebrations; the information about the 1803 refit was not available to them when they did the work. Moreover, she was a minor war vessel that was bought into service, for which there are no detailed plans, so it would be impossible to build an ‘exact replica’. She is a representation.

    Frank Scott