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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 HMT
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Date(s): 1854-1976
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 Files
Name of creator(s): HMS Trincomalee


Administrative/Biographical history:

The TRINCOMALEE was a frigate built in Bombay for the Royal Navy and launched in 1817, too late to serve in the Napoleonic Wars and was placed in ordinary (reserve). She was brought back into service in the 1840s whereupon she was despatched to American waters and was mainly assigned to anti-slavery patrols; in 1877 she was moved to Southampton as a drill ship; sold in 1897 to be broken up; saved and purchased as a youth training ship and renamed the FOUDROYANT; used as a store ship during World War Two; restored by the Foudroyant Trust; on display in Hartlepool, now renamed as HMS TRINCOMALEE.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to HMS TRINCOMALEE comprising a synopsis of the history of the Training Ship FOUDROYANT, formerly HMS TRINCOMALEE, Frigate 38 guns and photocopies of a letter from the Captain of the TRINCOMALEE to his Admiral concerning the port of Honolulu, April, 1854.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in the order set out in Scope and Content above.

Conditions governing access:

Open by appointment only, subject to completion of an application form. Non-Fellows require a letter of reference.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist and subject to completion of an application form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry online.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Material received from Mr. Brian Horton, Foudroyant Trust, July 1978.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by Michael Cronin, Archives volunteer using the RGS Card index. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed. 2 name authority NRA.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January, 2001; Oct 2008

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