Famous frigate up for sale

A 152ft replica of 19th century British frigate used in the TV show Hornblower is up for sale for £1.75m

Who can honestly say they haven’t dreamt of leaving it all behind and setting course for the horizon in a fully-rigged tall ship?

Well, now’s your chance to live the dream as the 152ft frigate used in TV show Hornblower is up for sale for £1.75m .

The Grand Turk, a replica of the 18th century British frigate HMS Phoenix, was built in 1997 in Marmaris, Turkey.

She’s constructed of iroko and mahogany and features twin 400hp diesels, a bow thruster and four generators.

Under power, she requires a minimum crew of 12, which rises to 16 to 28 if under sail.

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But what’s a few million and a sizable staff when offered the chance to be the captain of your very own frigate?