Invitations have been sent out to all the Friends of HMS Trincomalee inviting them, and any guests, to the silver service dinner party to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the launch of our ship. The event is on Wednesday 11th October 2017. Our Patron, the Rt. Hon. Lord de Saumarez of Guernsey, will propose the toast to the ship as the port circulates. Attendees will receive a souvenir brochure for the event.
Lord and Lady de Saumarez
with guide, Richard Davison
Support has been given towards the preservation and presentation of HMS Trincomalee by the Friends. We funded a full set of “Tiny Tag” data loggers, which are now monitoring the relative humidity and temperature in various parts of the ship.
Grants has been made by the Friends of £10,000 towards the recaulking of HMS Trincomalee, and £3,500 towards the restoration and presentation of the 1840’s figurehead.
After our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 13th September 2017, Professor Captain (rtd.) Iain Moffat RD DL RNR is giving a presentation on “The Longest Battle – the Atlantic 1939-45”. See the EVENTS page for details of further meetings.
The Autumn issue of our magazine “Quarterdeck” is due to be mailed out in early November. The deadline for the submission of copy is Wednesday 18th October 2017.
Our Christmas Card photography competition is now over. Three members' photographs have been selected, all of which depict HMS Trincomalee at Hartlepool. These members have been informed of the result, and the Christmas Cards will be available to buy in person at our meetings from the Annual General Meeting onwards.
Tickets for our dinner party to celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the launch of HMS Trincomalee have now been sent to those coming. Thanks go to our membership secretary for creating a colourful ticket, front & back, in keeping with the occasion.