Cheese and Pickle aboard The Pickle

On 30th July Trethowan’s Dairy will be setting sail aboard The Pickle, along with Bristol Beer Factory and Aniseed Catering to bring the crew and passengers a Cheese, Pickle and Beer tasting. 

The original HMS Pickle was a 10-gun topsail schooner of the Royal Navy. She was originally a civilian vessel named Sting, one of several vessels Captain William Frederick Watkins of HMS Nereide seized when he captured the Dutch island of Curaçao in 1800. Lord Hugh Seymour formally purchased her in January 1801 as an armed tender; she was renamed Pickle in 1802.

She was at the Battle of Trafalgar and though she was too small to take part in the fighting, Pickle was the first ship to bring the news of Nelson’s victory to Great Britain.

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