The Society Annual Lecture 2011 HMS Trincomalee (1817): a Frigate spanning three centuries, also known as TS Foudroyant from 1902 to 1989

By David Smith OBE FNI RN, published February 2012


The lecture covers the complex history of the 38-gun Fifth Rate frigate Trincomalee over nearly 200 years in which her varied career and service to the nation, whether in naval or civilian use, has been brought into focus. Those who wish to read her full story and access technical details and references will find them encapsulated in Professor Andrew Lambert’s book, Trincomalee The Last of Nelson’s Frigates, researched during the ship’s restoration and first published in 2002. This is a fascinating story of the contribution to Britain’s maritime history made by one ship as she has outlived all her peers to become the oldest British warship afloat.

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Filed under: Atlantic | North Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines | Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design

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