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Post Trincomalee
From "The British Colonies Considered as Military Posts" by Lieutenant-Colonel Wilkie in the United Service Magazine (Jun 1841):

"Now, the station of the Admiral is in a harbour, or harbours, land-locked, with safe anchorage everywhere, except in one spot, called York Shoal, well known and easily avoided, with free and easy communication in smooth water, with the dockyard, and with all facilities of procuring wood, water, and other supplies. Although the society of Trincomalee is limited, compared with that of Colombo, it offers resources; and the officers of the ships have abundant means of filling up their leisure hours. If they are botanists, zoologists, or fond of any other branches of natural history, they can here indulge their taste; they may have salt and fresh water fishing; and, in the way of shooting, everything 'from a snipe to an elephant.'"

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