The first issue of the Friends' magazine, “Quarterdeck”, appeared in February 1994, originally as 4 sides of A4. Since Spring 2004 the magazine has been of A5 size.

There are three issues in a year. Upto Summer 2016 these were usually in black and white. (Many of the illustrations relating to our ship's long history only exist in black and white.)

Articles tend to relate specifically to the history of HMS Trincomalee, people associated with the ship throughout its long history – from its building and launch in 1817 to its restoration in Hartlepool in the late twentieth century.

By clicking on the appropriate issue's front cover picture below, you can freely obtain a PDF version, of any of the issues, from the first ever in 1994 up to the Spring 2023 issue.

To download the Spring 2023 issue of the Quarterdeck

- Click on the picture on the left