The original schooner was the first to bring news of Admiral Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar to the UK.

HMS Pickle will glide into her new home in Hull Marina on the river Humber today, escorted by a guard from the Royal Navy.

HMS Pickle, a replica of the ship that brought news to the UK of Admiral Horatio Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, has been recently restored.
Her owner, Mr Mal Nicholson, purchased the schooner in 2014 and has sailed her back to the UK from Gibraltar.

Patrol vessel HMS Explorer will escort HMS Pickle along the river where she’s due to arrive this afternoon. She left from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk last night.

Lieutenant Anthony Kane, 29, Explorer’s commanding officer, said: “This will be one of my proudest moments in my Royal Navy career.

“Explorer is the first ship I have commanded and to be involved in an event such as this is fantastic – HMS Pickle’s arrival is creating a lot of interest in the area.”

HMS Pickle was at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 but did not take part due to her small size.
She was later wrecked in 1808.

Pickle Night is still a big event in the Navy’s calendar, celebrated each year on November 6.