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|
|Tonnage||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|
Earl of Pembroke is a wooden, three-masted barque, currently used for maritime festivals, charters, charity fund raising, corporate entertaining and film work.
Earl of Pembroke was built in Pukavik, Sweden as Orion in 1945 and used to haul timber in the Baltic Sea until 1974 when she was laid up in Thisted, Denmark.
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.
Following restoration Earl of Pembroke was used in the production of films and attended a number of festivals including:
She was used in the following films:
Total sail area: 689 m2.