H M Frigate Unicorn figurehead in evening light

Unicorn figurehead

HMS UNICORN, of 46 guns, was built as a sailing frigate for the Royal Navy in Chatham dockyard and she was launched in 1824.

Unicorn is now preserved as a historic ship and visitor attraction in Dundee, Scotland.  She is one of the six oldest ships in the world, is Scotland’s only preserved warship and is the most completely original ship in the entire world to have survived from the golden age of sail.

Unicorn is open to the public in her berth in Victoria Dock, Dundee.

The classic sailing frigate was a fast and powerful warship, and was one of the most successful and charismatic ship designs of the age.

UNICORN is a unique survivor from the brief transitional period between the traditional wooden sailing ship andthe revolutionary iron steamship.

Step onboard this historic Warship and travel back in time to the days when Britannia ruled the waves.

Unicorn’s structure is the most original of any of the World’s large historic ships, and it is proposed to preserve the ship out of water and protected from the weather, as if about to be launched.  In this guise she could look spectacular with her gilded head-rails and figurehead and her racing-yacht hull on display.

HM Frigate Unicorn – A unique venue for your Event!


• Celebrate in a magical venue: wedding, anniversary, special occasion or birthday party

• A unique setting for a Christmas party

• Arrange your meetings or conference on the Upper Deck or for smaller groups in the Captain’s Cabin

Contact us now on:

07745 266804

and we can help with your requirements

Unicorn floodlit, photographed by Sandy Robertson of GSR Photographic