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HARTLEPOOL, NAVY MUSEUM,AND A MONKEY.

Monkey hanging.

large_b8eb4d20-7339-11ea-b342-e94cc63dbdd0.JPG----- Hartlepool is in County Durham,north eastern England , on the north sea coast. I travelled by train on a day trip. I had not visited Hartlepool before, my view of the town is that is just average. The reason for my trip was to visit the National Museum Of Royal Navy, in Jackson Docks. Maritime Avenue. The walk from the rail station to the museum took about 10 minutes, i returned on the public bus. Has i approached the site ,the high masts of a sailing frigate could be seen. Through the admission entrance i came to the dock with its period trading shops. The HMS Trincomalee soars high with its masts, it is a Royal Navy Leda-class sailing frigate built shortly after the end of the Napoleonic wars. Built in Bombay India in teak wood,and launched in 1817. I went on board, ceilings are low, so i had to mind my head. It is said to be the oldest warship still afloat in Europe. i saw a couple of lifts ,for the less able. The Quayside coffee shop was very pleasant with a Georgian theme.-----------------------------Now about a legend, In the Napoleonic Wars Hartlepool was known as the place that hung a monkey. A French ship sank of the coast with only the ships mascot, a monkey, surviving. The town people mistook the monkey for a French spy and it was hung.----------------------HARTLEPOOL,  Museum building.

HARTLEPOOL, Museum building.

73f15b40-7340-11ea-b45d-dd229a1b161e.JPGHARTLEPOOL, ,HMS TRINCOMALEE.

HARTLEPOOL, ,HMS TRINCOMALEE.

large_c74301e0-7340-11ea-b45d-dd229a1b161e.JPGb6664bc0-7340-11ea-b45d-dd229a1b161e.JPGHARTLEPOOL NAVY MUSEUM  . Gangway.

HARTLEPOOL NAVY MUSEUM . Gangway.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM,ON BOARD.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM,ON BOARD.

HARTLEPOOL, NAVY MUSEUM..BELOW DECK.

HARTLEPOOL, NAVY MUSEUM..BELOW DECK.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM.  CAPTAINS MEETING ROOM.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM. CAPTAINS MEETING ROOM.

HARTLEPOOL NAVY MUSEUM,, ON BOARD.

HARTLEPOOL NAVY MUSEUM,, ON BOARD.

HARTLEPOOL NAY MUSEUM.  GUNMAKERS SHOP.

HARTLEPOOL NAY MUSEUM. GUNMAKERS SHOP.

HARTLEPOOL NAVY MUSEUM.

HARTLEPOOL NAVY MUSEUM.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM. SUPPLIES SHOP.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM. SUPPLIES SHOP.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM. Period pub.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM. Period pub.

HARTLEPOOL., NAVY MUSEUM.

HARTLEPOOL., NAVY MUSEUM.

HARTLEPOOL NAVY MUSEUM.

HARTLEPOOL NAVY MUSEUM.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM.

HARTLEPOOL,NAVY MUSEUM.

HARTLEPOOL.  HMS TRINCOMALEE.

HARTLEPOOL. HMS TRINCOMALEE.

The museum as education rooms and a play ship for kids.

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