The history of the United Kingdom is the history of the Royal Navy. As long as there has been a nation there has been a navy, encouraging growth and trade, and defending the people.
At the centre of our Royal Naval heritage is the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
Now part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy family, HMS Trincomalee has joined the prestigious heritage fleet of that organisation alongside HMS Victory, HMS Alliance and HMS Caroline.
HMS Trincomalee is the oldest British warship afloat, berthed at Jackson Dock, within Hartlepool's Maritime Experience.
Visit us in Hartlepool, near Durham in North East England and step into our history. Experience life on board this fast, sleek fighting machine, the most advanced of her age, manned by a breed of hardy sailors well used to the long months at sea and able to fight like lions. Little wonder that they were known as 'wooden ships and iron men'.