Welcome to the website of the Friends of HMS Trincomalee.
There is plenty of information relating to our ship’s history on our ARCHIVE page which is free to download, please credit the Friends should you use this material elsewhere.
The Friends of HMS Trincomalee is a registered charity run by volunteers to support the preservation, exhibiting and promotion of our ship, now at the Historic Quay in Hartlepool, England. HMS Trincomalee is the oldest British Warship still afloat. Her keel was laid down at Bombay dockyard on 25th April 1816.
The society was founded in 1993 and since 2007 has been a registered charity, number 1117790. As well as having local members, we have members throughout the country, and in America.
In December 2015, Lord de Saumarez of Guernsey, a descendant of Admiral Sir James Saumarez, became the Friends' Patron.
Members' benefits include three Quarterdeck magazines a year, and free entrance to the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Hartlepool on presentation of valid membership cards at the entrance.
A brief history of the ship from 1812 to 1986 can be downloaded via the ARCHIVE page.