Earl of Pembroke in the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal in 2016
|Owner:||Rederi AB Tellus (mngr Arthur Wingren) (1945-)|
|Port of registry:||Oskarshamn, Sweden|
|Builder:||Albert Svenson, Pukavik, Sweden|
|Name:||Earl of Pembroke|
|Class and type:||Barque|
|Tons burthen:||178 tons GRT; 352t displacement|
|Length:||LOA 44.2m (145 ft)|
|Beam:||7.3 m (24 ft)|
|Draught:||3.20 m (10.5 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Engine 6-cylinder, turbo diesel, 405 hp|
|Sail plan:||885 square m (9500 square ft)|
|Complement:||Crew of 15|
|Notes:||up to 50 pass. for day trips, up to 12 pass. overnight|
She was moved to the UK in 1980 where her full restoration began in 1985. As part of the restoration, her rig was changed from the original schooner to barque type (to resemble the famous HMS Endeavour on which Captain Cook discovered Australia) and she was renamed Earl of Pembroke (HMS Endeavour was called Earl of Pembroke when she worked as a coal trader in the West Country).
The restoration was designed with festivals and film work in mind. The three-masted rig and the uninterrupted decks containing no superstructure or wheelhouse create the silhouette of a classic sailing ship so she needs only minimal work to get a period correct aerial or side shot. With some effort she can also be made to look like an old Spanish Galleon or steam-sailing ship from the age of the Arctic expeditions.
She was used in the following films:
Total sail area: 689 m2.
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