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HMS Trincomalee

Climb aboard the last remaining Royal Navy ship to be built in India, HMS Trincomalee.

Docked in Hartlepool, you will discover the rich history of this extraordinary ship and experience the hierarchy of life at sea from the captain's cabin to the crew’s mess deck.

Feel the power of HMS Trincomalee as cannons are fired daily and on weekends, and have the chance to handle some of the recreated objects that were used on board.

NMRN Hartlepool, Jackson Dock, Maritime Ave, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ
Museum Open
Open Daily | 11am to 4pm Last Entry | 3.30pm
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Protecting the history of HMS Trincomalee for future generations to enjoy is crucial for the National Museum of the Royal Navy. A team of shipwrights, riggers, conservators, and ship keepers all work tirelessly to keep Britain’s oldest floating warship afloat.

Built in 1817 in Bombay (modern-day Mumbai), HMS Trincomalee is now over 200 years old. Before being stationed at Hartlepool, HMS Trincomalee travelled over 100,000 miles around the globe. Despite never seeing combat, HMS Trincomalee has a fascinating history. During her active service, she undertook duties that included policing, protection, and exploration.

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