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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 was renamed back to Trincomalee in 1992, and now lies afloat, fully restored at the National Museum of the Royal Navy at Hartlepool.

Contributed: Photo: Peter Searle, March 2018


Trincomalee is the oldest British warship afloat today, and the second oldest in the world after the USS Constitution in Boston, USA

Contributed: Photo: Peter Searle, March 2018
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