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Ryan K
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    Is there any serious interest in England in building a functioning replica ship of similar era to L’Hermione? I’m surprised that there isn’t one already, apart from the Pickle, but a larger accurate sloop of war or frigate from this era that would serve as a sail training vessel. The steel ships of later eras are certainly superior in some ways but I know there are a lot of people like me in the modern sail training community, that would give anything to sail and run programs on a ship of this era. The Swedish have their East Indiaman, the French now have a beautiful frigate. The Australian’s have Endeavour. Surely there is enough interest and drive in a country with such Naval history. Would be cheaper to fit out the Trincomalee for sea but I would assume that would never happen to such a national treasure.

    Ryan