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Foudroyant Falmouth 1900

Foudroyant, built of teak in Bombay, was launched as HMS Trincomalee, a Leda class frigate of the Royal Navy, on 12 October 1817. 

She was sold for scrap in 1897 and bought by Geoffrey Wheatley-Cobb.


Foudroyant Dry Dock c. 1910

Geoffrey Wheatley-Cobb brought her to Falmouth in 1902 and moored her off Flushing as a training ship for boys. She was a significant feature of the inner harbour until 1927.

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