TAMH: Places to Visit

Dundee: HMS Unicorn

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This is the oldest British-built warship still afloat. Her keel was laid in Chatham in February 1822 and she was launched in March 1824. This 46 gun Leda class frigate is an interesting day out and a valuable study in restoration techniques. Much of the original fabric remains, including the most unusual roof fitted when she went into reserve. She was towed to Dundee in 1873 and served as the drill ship for the RNR. Surviving several planned scappings she was taken over by the Unicorn Preservation Society in 1968.

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