Phoenix (tall ship)
Phoenix moored in the River Fowey, Cornwall
|Name:||Phoenix of Dell Quay|
|Port of registry:||Denmark|
|Builder:||Hjorne & Jakobsen at Frederikshavn, Denmark in 1929|
|Acquired:||Unknown owners, 1974|
|Notes:||Converted to brigantine|
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Owner:||Square Sail Shipyards|
|Port of registry:||United Kingdom, Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall|
|Renamed:||Santa Maria, 1991|
|Notes:||1991, converted to the 15th century Caravel Santa Maria; 1996, converted to 2 masted Brig, reverted to original name Phoenix of Dell Quay|
|Class & type:||Schooner, later brigantine|
|Length:||112 ft. LOA|
|Propulsion:||12 sails, 235 h.p. Volvo|
|Complement:||Crew of 10|
Missionary and cargo ship
Twenty years later she retired from missionary work and carried cargo until her engine room was damaged by fire. In 1974 she was bought by new owners who converted her into a Brigantine before being purchased by Square Sail in 1988. A first aid over-haul enabled her to sail back to the UK where she underwent a complete refit.
Appearances in films
Caravel Santa Maria
During 1991 she was converted to the 15th century Caravel Santa Maria for Ridley Scott's film 1492: Conquest of Paradise. The ship was known as Santa Maria until, in 1996, due to increasing demand for period square-riggers, she was converted into a 2 masted Brig and reverted to her original name Phoenix of Dell Quay.
Sophie, fictional ship of Master and Commander
Phoenix of Dell Quay was used as the ship Retribution in the Hornblower Series 3. Sophie, a fictional ship, was the first ship under command of Jack Aubrey in Patrick O'Brian's maritime series Master and Commander, and was modeled after the actual ship HM Sloop Speedy.
Film credits include:
- Hornblower Series III
- Voyage of Discovery
- Moll Flanders
- Frenchman's Creek
- The Scarlet Pimpernel
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader (BBC's Chronicles of Narnia TV Series)
- In the Heart of the Sea (to be released 2015, directed by Ron Howard)
- "Square Sail Shipyard Limited". Phoenix. Square Sail Shipyard Limited. Retrieved Aug 29, 2010.
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