The Duke of Edinburgh Visits Britain’s Oldest Floating Warship

  March 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm by

Click the image to view the photo at the Evening Gazette

Click the image to view the photo at the Evening Gazette

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh traveled to Hartlepool on March 6 to pay a visit to the HMS Trincomalee, the oldest floating warship in Britain. The Duke is the patron of the ship’s trust.

The Duke’s visit was timed to coincide with the opening of a new exhibit on the three-masted ship, “Worlds of Trincomalee.”

The HMS Trincomalee was finished in 1817 in Bombay, commissioned in 1812 by the Royal Navy and built in the years following the Napoleonic Wars. Ten years ago, the ship was restored and is now a part of the dockyard museum at Hartlepool.

The Duke, who served in the Royal Navy before and after his marriage to HM The Queen, remarked of the ship: “It’s quite remarkable and impressive what has been done since last time I visited.”

For more on The Duke of Edinburgh’s royal engagements, please visit this thread.

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