Wessex Archaeology is currently undertaking the preparation of a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for HMS Trincomalee (1817) and the Jackson Dock in which the ship resides for the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool. HMS Trincomalee is a rare representative of an early 19th-century Royal Navy frigate from the Age of Sail, and the Jackson Dock is representative of the rich maritime heritage of Hartlepool.

Our specialist teams, directed by Dr Dan Atkinson, will carry out UAV photogrammetry, laser scan survey, photographic surveys as well as detailed archaeological investigation and recording of the ship’s components and the dock structure. The CMP will set out the conservation and management strategy for the ship and dock well into the future, similar to the work undertaken on behalf of the National Museum of the Royal Navy for the iconic HMS Victory (1765) and No.2 Dry Dock in Portsmouth, and the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland, the recently restored WWI light cruiser HMS Caroline (1914) and Alexandra Graving Dock in Belfast.

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