HMS Trincomalee

HMS Trincomalee was built in 1817 in Bombay by the Wadia family of shipwrights. Constructed using Malabar teak and of superb craftsmanship, this remarkable ship has survived largely intact and remains a popular attraction at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Hartlepool.

Lincoln Conservation was commissioned by the NMRN to carry out a programme of research and analysis of the historic paint schemes and other materials on board. Microscopic and XRF (x-ray fluorescence) analysis has provided an insight into the earlier appearance of the ship below decks during her period of active service with the Royal Navy.