HMS Pickle ashore

Here’s HMS Pickle ashore in Portugal, after being lifted by a mighty big boat lift… Many readers will notice that she now has all her masts in place, so owner Mal Nicholson is making progress!

Others might notice her lines, which to my eyes have a look of rightness about them…

HMS Pickle is named after the fast and in some ways similar Bermudan-built schooner HMS Pickle that brought news of the victory at Trafalgar and of Nelson’s death back to Britain. Follow HMS Pickle’s Facebook page here.

And meanwhile here’s a nice sailplan line drawing that Mal acquired from somewhere:

pickle line drawing