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Earl of Pembroke and Prince Regent

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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