Thinking of visiting us at Hull Marina? We are sorry to disappoint but both HMS Pickle and Spider T are now away as we develop our next exciting step to bring history alive. Stay tuned and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Sailors and Spies

December 2, 2018

Join the crew of HMS Pickle along with the Hull Bullnose Heritage Group and special guests as they share tales of sailors and spies during the Cold War. In memory of Sydney Withers, Cold War Hero, fondly remembered by all at Historical Motor and Sail. This film was expertly produced by the team at Digital…

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Fleet News Update November 2018

November 29, 2018

As the winter season is now well underway, our Historic Motor and Sail Captain brings you the latest news from the HMS fleet. Pickle HMS Pickle has had a fantastic summer and is now under winter maintenance and repairs. She is sheeted down and well underway with timber removal and replacement in the Chart Room…

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HMS Pickle with Cold War Spies

Two men who spied on Russians during Cold War sail again in Humber mission

June 23, 2018

TWO MEN who spied on the Russians during the Cold War from on board their trawlers were taken out on a special trip on the Humber yesterday. The trip on HMS Pickle ,a replica of the ship which bought news of the victory at Trafalgar, was in recognition of their efforts in the 1960s when…

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Spider-T Humber Super Sloop

Spider-T Super Sloop – Lincolnshire Life

June 14, 2018

With its soaring mast and fluttering red pennant, the super sloop Spider T is a familiar sight at [Hull Marina]. When skipper Mal Nicholson took it on, however, it was practically a sunken hulk, holding three feet of water. He knew it was something special though: “It was very Brunelian, that is to say, it…

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Calls for historic vessels to be protected in Hull Marina

February 21, 2018

A petition to save the HMS Pickle and Spider T in Hull Marina has been launched on A petition has been started to protect two historic boats in Hull Marina as they face having to pay full berthing rates. The first HMS Pickle was a 1799 topsail schooner of the Royal Navy, which saw…

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Diamond Jubilee Thames Pagenant

Queens Diamond Jubilee

June 3, 2012

Humber Super Sloop Spider T confirmed to take part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant The afternoon of Sunday 3rd June will see a thousand boats gather on the river Thames in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It will be the largest flotilla in modern times on the river with rowing boats, working boats…

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