Earl of Pembroke and Prince Regent
Earl of Pembroke (tall ship)
*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
*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.
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
Wives and Daughters
L'Épervier, French television series
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