The Friends of

HMS Trincomalee

The Spring 2020 issue of the Friends' magazine, Quarterdeck, was posted out to members on Friday 28th February. It contains the second part of the article entitled "Naval Communication in the 19th Century", reports from Officers of the Nautical Training Corps of their stays aboard our ship 60 years ago, and there is a look at the provision of food and drink aboard ship in 1815.

It also contains details of our private Facebook group.

All social events are suspended until further notice.

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.

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. Their website can be accessed by the following link: 

                     FITZHUGH LIBRARY                                           


May 2020