See the EVENTS page for details of further meetings.
Saturday 27th October 2018 marked the two hundredth anniversary of the start of our ship's maiden voyage, from Trincomalee, Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka), to Portsmouth, England. The Autumn Quarterdeck magazine posted out to members on 1st November, has a feature article about this.
Our Charity has funded a new floor covering for the Captain's cabin on HMS Trincomalee to the sum of £6,000. This will be painted sail-cloth in keeping with what was used at the time our ship was in active service.
Until the end of May 2019 there was a display about HMS Trincomalee at the FitzHugh Library in Middleton-in-Teesdale.
The Library now holds copies of all the Quarterdeck magazines, and is open on Mondays and Tuesdays, excluding Bank Holidays, 10.30am to 2.30pm. There website can be accessed by the following link:
On Wednesday 20th March 2019 the Friends held a party to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of HMS Trincomalee in Portsmouth, England at the end of her maiden voyage from Trincomalee, Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka).
This included a ten minute video with original music of 3D photographs (anaglyph glasses required) of the ship. The video is on YouTube - a link is on the left.
The spring 2019 issue of the Quarterdeck magazine was posted out to members in the second week of March.
It includes an article about our ship's arrival in England at the completion of her maiden voyage, and a look at the fate of some cannons associated with HMS Trincomalee.
The Summer 2019 issue of the Friends' magazine, Quarterdeck, was posted out to members on Tuesday 23rd July. Together with a miscellany of articles, it includes a cryptic crossword with a maritime theme (As has been the case with the last few Summer issues).
It also contains details of our Annual General Meeting in September, at which there will be a presentation from the National Museum of the Royal Navy - Hartlepool, bringing us up to date with progress and hopes for the future in the preservation and presentation of our ship.