Earl of Pembroke (tall ship)

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Earl of Pembroke at the 2004 Bristol Harbour festival.
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
United Kingdom
Name: Earl of Pembroke
Owner: Metaco LLP
Acquired: 2012
In service: yes
Owner: Square Sail Ltd
Acquired: 1979
Fate: Sold 2012
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 Mitsubishi 6-cylinder, turbo diesel, 405 hp
Sail plan: 9500 square ft.
Complement: Crew of 15

Earl of Pembroke is a wooden barque, currently used for charity fund raising, corporate entertaining and film work.

Early career[edit]

She was built in Pukavik, Sweden as "Orion" in 1945. The ship was used to haul timber in the Baltic Sea until 1974, when she was laid up in Thisted, Denmark.[1] Square Sail Shipyard and Robin Davies purchased the ship in 1979 and began restoration in 1985.[2][3] As part of the restoration, the rig was changed from the original Schooner to her current barque rig, and she was renamed "The Earl of Pembroke", which was the original name of HMS Endeavour. The Earl of Pembroke is now owned by Metaco LLP.

Film and television career[edit]

Earl of Pembroke has been used in the following films:


  1. ^ "Tall Ships - Earl of Pembroke". BBC. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Square Sail Ship Yard Limited". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  3. ^ a b "AGV - Earl of Pembroke". Amis des Grand Voiliers, Sail Training Association of France. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  • Nils Nilsson: "Shipyards and Ship-Building at a Wharf in Southern Sweden". In: Ships and Shipyards, Sailors and Fishermen: Introduction to Maritime Ethnology by Olof Hasslöf, Henning Henningsen and Arne Emil Christensen Jr. Copenhagen, 1972.

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