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.
HMS Trincomalee is now part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy family, joining the prestigious heritage fleet of that organisation alongside HMS Victory, HMS Alliance and HMS Caroline.
She is the oldest warship afloat anywhere in the world*, berthed at Jackson Dock, within The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.
* July 2015