Throwback: HMS Trincomalee

This month’s throwback is obvious, then. (And we’ll just ignore the new month for the moment – January sneaked away when I wasn’t looking.)

I’ve been to see HMS Trincomalee twice before, not counting when the tall ships were in Hartlepool, but I only have photos from the second time, last summer, and not from the first trip in 2010. I don’t think too much has changed.

It’s a wonderful place to prowl round, full of details – the rest is just photos, since in this case they do far better than words.

Below decks

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Books and charts
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The rudder
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Sleepy marine (who seems to have been reading a love letter!)
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Sickbay patient
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Amusements below decks
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The surgeon and his medicines
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A gun
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Scary goat

Pretty rigging

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On deck

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Guns
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Gun and shot
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The toilet!
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Age of Sail toilet paper

The captain’s cabin

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Great cabin windows
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Marine sentry
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Unhappy captain…
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… and the reason why
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The captain’s bed
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And his bath!
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