Posted: 24/04/2012 at 13:18
from my memories of Southampton Browndown and Gosport there were plenty of rusty arcs around, we rescued one and it now floats in Hartlepool fully rigged.
(hopping excitedly from foot to foot) Ooooh, Palaisglide, you don't mean Trincomalee, do you? If so, I stayed on her twice for residential trips with schoolchildren when she was the frigate Foudroyant parked in Portsmouth harbour. That was back in the day when you could do really adventurous school trips without sinking the ship under ten tons of paperwork (-;