Earl of Pembroke and Prince Regent

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Earl of Pembroke and Prince Regent

Earl of Pembroke (tall ship)

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Career (Sweden)

*Name: Orion

*Owner: From delivery owned by Rederi AB Tellus (mngr Arthur Wingren) in Oskarshamn

*Builder: Albert Svenson, Pukavik, Sweden

*Launched: 1945 for shipowner A. Wingren in Oskarshamn on the Swedish east coast

Career (United Kingdom)

*Name: Earl of Pembroke

*Owner: Square Sail

*Acquired: 1979

General characteristics

*Class & type: Barque

*Tons burthen: 174 tons GRT; 350 tons displacement

*Length: 145 ft (44.2 m)

*Beam: 24 ft (7.3 m)

*Draught: 10.5 ft (3.20 m)

*Propulsion: Engine MAN 6-cylinder, 300 hp

*Sail plan: 9500 square ft.

*Complement: Crew of 15

Earl of Pembroke is a wooden barque, currently being used as a tall ship of the 18th century for historical films. She can also be rented for excursions.

Early career

She was built in Pukavik, Sweden as "Orion" in 1945 or 1948. The ship was used to haul timber in the Baltic Sea until 1974, when she was laid up in Thisted, Denmark. Square Sail Shipyard and Robin Davies purchased the ship in 1979 and began restoration in 1985.

Film and television career

Earl of Pembroke has been used in the following films:

Hornblower Series III

Treasure Island

Moll Flanders

Cutthroat Island

Frenchman's Creek

Shaka Zulu


Wives and Daughters

L'Épervier, French television series

Cloud Atlas

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José Carlos Farina on November 10, 2012


Nadia Kushnir on November 10, 2012

Wonderful photo! LIKE! Best regards. Nadia.

Kevin Childress on November 10, 2012

Sweet! I'd love to see those!

Kevin Childress on November 10, 2012

... the boats ... :)

~Marlene~ on November 11, 2012

Magnificent ships, beautifully captured! Like

Best regards, Marlene

Bassam Jayousi on November 11, 2012

Magnificent view ! Wonderful shot ! Like

Kind regards, Bassam

Erik van den Ham on November 11, 2012

Thanks Peter, José, Nadia, Kevin, Marlene and Bassam. This small but picturesque harbor is often used for shooting TV series or movies and so do these ships. Just a shame the modern speedboat on the right side was there. Thank you all for the Likes.

Have a wonderful and sunny Sunday, Erik

Mahmoud Momtazan on November 11, 2012

Very beautiful view, wonderful picture!!

Very nice shot!


Friendly greetings from Iran



bdeh on November 11, 2012

Buitengewoon fraaie schepen Erik, het verbaast me dat de Earl pas in 1945/48 gebouwd is. MOOI! Groeten Berend

Nenad Obradovic on November 11, 2012

Very nice photo Like and favorite

Erik van den Ham on November 11, 2012

Hello Mahmoud, Nenad and DIG thank you all for the nice words and visit.

Hallo Berend het schip is inderdaad jonger dan dat het er uit ziet ;-) Uiteraard zal het een replica zijn of gebouwd in de trend van..... Dank voor je M!

Greetings, Groeten, Erik

cjlin on November 12, 2012

Very beautiful composition. YSL. cjlin

bdeh on November 12, 2012

Het is opmerkzaam dat deze replica tot 1974 is gebruikt om hout te vervoeren Erik. Groeten Berend

Kalev Vask on November 25, 2012

Beautiful photo! Like

Bram van Broekhoven on November 28, 2012

schitterend die oude schapen, mooie foto Like

Groeten, Bram

psonja on February 17, 2013

Da möchte man doch gleich mitsegeln L

liebe Grüße


Irfaan Harris on February 27, 2013

Is this a replica of the Prince regent? I gotta see it!!

my GGGG grandfather or GGGGG grandfather was the captain on this ship for the first four voyages!

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=059-iorlmar_4&cid=1-1-168#1-1-168 looking at "Prince regent"

1817/8 Madras and Bengal. Capt Thomas Herbert Harris. Portsmouth 31 Mar 1818 - 9 Jul Madras - 11 Aug New Anchorage - 18 Dec Eastern Channel - 1 Feb 1819 Cape - 20 Feb St Helena - 4 May Downs.

Erik van den Ham on February 27, 2013

Hello cjlin, Kalev and Sonja thank you all for the kind comments and your visit here. These are indeed great ships, I would love to sail with them.

Hallo Berend en Bram leuk gegeven is dat dat ze nog gebruikt zijn. Neem aan Bram dat je schepen bedoelde want schapen heb ik niet gezien ;-)

Hello Harris that is GreatGGGG to hear! I do believe it's a replica of the original Prince Regent. It must be wonderful for you to visit than. Although I've admired the beauty of these ships I've not been on them. I will have a look at the link you've send me.

Greetings, Groeten, Erik

Irfaan Harris on March 1, 2013

I have found some information (contradictory: http://www.reach.net/~sc001198/ShipsP1.htm gives a PRINCE REGENT built in 1811 in Shields, with master White, I believe it must be the same ship, she brought convicts to Sydney in 1827, and after leaving Sydney on 4 or 5 Dec. 1827 under command of Capt W.Richards for Calcutta she struck a reef off Barnard Island off the Queensland coast and she was totally wrecked. Fate of her crew unknown, according Australian Shipwrecks by Charles Bateson.

The same web-site gives a PRINCE REGENT in 1854 also built in Shields in 1811, somewhere is made a mistake, a ship wrecked in 1827, can not be sailing around in 1854. this site says she is 434 tons http://www.mightyseas.co.uk/marhist/whitehaven/princeregent.htm this website shows more http://threedecks.org/index.php?displaytype=shipslist&selectrate=1&selectnation=1&showshiplist=1 and this one says she was 1036 tons http://www.1812privateers.org/Great%20Britain/owners.pdf

Irfaan Harris on March 1, 2013

It is on my bucket list to visit devon and the ship. - i would love to find more photos!!!

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