The Hartlepool Report – Part 2

Thought I’d best get on and finish this, so on board the Trincomalee, Britain’s oldest fighting warship.

Mind your head
Mind your head
A canon in a Nikon :)
A canon in a Nikon 🙂
Master chef
Master chef

I thought the waxworks/dummies were done really well, I think they must have made latex masks of reall people to put on the dummies, they were very realistic.

Roland
Roland

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Deck hands
Deck hands
Officers Mess
Officers Mess
The Captains Table
The Captains Table
Top deck
Top deck

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fixtures and fittings
fixtures and fittings

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Steering wheel
Steering wheel

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W.E.L.C.O.M.E  T.O
W.E.L.C.O.M.E T.O
long way up
long way up

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way out
way out

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Trincomalee
Trincomalee
As she was built in India originally it's no surprise to find elephants on board.
As she was built in India originally it’s no surprise to find elephants on board.

After we got off the ship, we had a look round the museum and that was that.

anchor
anchor

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lightbulb :)
lightbulb 🙂

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Jiggle Joggle.

All in all a great day out, lots to see and learn. Am looking forward to more decent weather, it’s turned cold and rainy again here 😦 nevermind, spring is on the way!

laters gaters

😉

11 comments

  • Wow!! Gorgeous photos!!!
    Love the ship interior and those wax figures do look very real. Roland is a cutie!
    The anchor is so big and those rivets make such a pretty design.
    Jiggle Joggle looks interesting. Those are some large frogs! 🙂

    Where to next?? Happy Spring!

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  • Those sailors seem the kind of men that would eat to Roland with some rice XD We don’t see those ships since Francis Drake I think (although those weren’t kind visits hehe)
    Nice sky, it make me think more in an old town near the Caribe.

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    • I wish!!! It was quite cold inspite of the blue skies. The ship was launched in 1817, 300 years after Drake, so maybe a bit more sophisticated, but it does remind me of Tudor times too.

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  • Huge ships. But I think they had to be huge. How many people were aboard such a ship? Thanks for another virtual visit with fantastic images. I like the frog game. And I thought we have crazy ideas nowadays. Take care, Reinhold

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    • First Commission:
      1847 – 21st September
      Under the command of Captain Richard Laird Warren and with a complement of 240 officers and men, HMS Trincomalee departed Portsmouth to the North America and the West Indies stations. She patrolled locations where the Royal Navy’s new steam vessels could not operate for lack of range and coaling stations.

      She has an amazing history Reinhold, 240 is the only crew figure I could find. Thanks for stopping by.

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    • Thanks Steve, it’s worth a trip, the top floors of the buildings down one side have been knocked through and is a replica ship inside, and a guide takes you through to show you what it was like to be in battle, really good fun.

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