February 2020

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. Their website can be accessed by the following link: 

                     FITZHUGH LIBRARY                                           


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 Winter 2019-20 issue of the Friends' magazine, Quarterdeck, was posted out to members on Monday 25th November. It contains reports from our Annual General Meeting in September, and an article entitled "Naval Communication in the 19th Century".

It also contains details of our private Facebook group.

The next social event is on Wednesday 11th March 2020.

See the EVENTS page for a listing of 2020 events.

The Friends of

HMS Trincomalee