Bow figure head (front bit) of the Grand Turk taken in Whitby Harbour, Yorkshire
Featured in the TV series Hornblower.
Build in Turkey in 1997 and is a replica of an 18th century full rigged man o’ war.
Featured in the Cee’s Fun Vintage Transportation group, 30 January 2012
The frigate was purchased by Bob Escoffier of the Etoile Marine Croisieres, which already operates a number of traditional sailing ships: Étoile de France, Étoile Molène, Étoile Polaire, Naire Maove et’ and la goélette-aviso de Brest La Recouvrance (in partnership with its owner, the SOPAB). The final sale price was not disclosed. After being moored in Whitby for over a decade, the Grand Turk sailed out of her home harbour for last time at 4:00am 16th March 2010 to her current location in France.