Phoenix (tall ship)

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Phoenix in Fowey Estuary.jpg
Phoenix moored in the River Fowey, Cornwall
Career (Denmark)
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
Acquired: 1988
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
General characteristics
Class & type: Schooner, later brigantine
Length: 112 ft. LOA
Beam: 21.9 ft.
Draught: 8.5 ft.
Propulsion: 12 sails, 235 h.p. Volvo
Complement: Crew of 10

The Phoenix is a ship built by Hjorne & Jakobsen at Frederikshavn, Denmark in 1929, originally as an Evangelical Mission Schooner.

Missionary and cargo ship[edit]

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[edit]

Caravel Santa Maria[edit]

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.[1]

Sophie, fictional ship of Master and Commander[edit]

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[edit]

Film credits include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Square Sail Shipyard Limited". Phoenix. Square Sail Shipyard Limited. Retrieved Aug 29, 2010. 

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