Warship says farewell

Foudroyant leaving Portsmouth Harbour for Hartlepool in May 1989
Foudroyant leaving Portsmouth Harbour for Hartlepool in May 1989
The letter of commendation from the Southern Railway management. It took two months to send it.

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The Trincomalee, renamed Foudroyant in 1897, provided excellent training for schoolchildren in 19th century seamanship.

Sadly, in May 1989, the Foudroyant left Portsmouth Harbour for Hartlepool, where she was restored.