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Exploring HMS Unicorn

Updated: Aug 25

I have always had a soft spot for old sail ships. I'm not sure what the attraction is, especially since I would have made a lousy sailor with my seasickness! Thanks to the dedicated preservation of some of these old girls, we are able to glean a taste of what life was like back in the age of sail.


Here are some wonderful photos of the Unicorn, moored in Dundee, Scotland - taken by my friend, Grahame Flint. For more information or to visit this ship see http://www.frigateunicorn.org.


HMS Unicorn, early 19th century Royal Navy frigate. Photo credit: Grahame Flint


Photo credit: Grahame Flint


How she originally looked. Photo credit: Grahame Flint


Photo credit: Grahame Flint


Photo credit: Grahame Flint

The upper deck (roofed over while she was permanently moored as a training ship). Photo credit: Grahame Flint

Photo credit: Grahame Flint

The Captain's cabin. Photo credit: Grahame Flint

View of the main (gun) deck forward from the wardroom/gunroom. Photo credit: Grahame Flint

Photo credit: Grahame Flint

The mess tables on the orlop deck where the crew ate and slept. Photo credit: Grahame Flint

And how their hammocks were slung when they slept there. Photo credit: Grahame Flint

The wardroom - officer's cabins around the edge. Photo credit: Grahame Flint

Photo credit: Grahame Flint

An officer's cabin. Photo credit: Grahame Flint

Photo credit: Grahame Flint

Photo credit: Grahame Flint

Photo credit: Grahame Flint

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