Neptune (galleon)

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Neptune docked in Genoa
Neptune docked in Genoa
History
Italy
Name: Il Galeone Neptune
Builder: Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia
Launched: 1986
Homeport: Genoa, Italy
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1500 tons
Length: 65 m
Beam: 16.40 m
Draft: 2.2 m
Propulsion: Full-rigged ship
Speed: 5 knots (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph)

The Neptune is a ship replica of a 17th-century Spanish galleon. The ship was built in 1985 for Roman Polanski's film Pirates, where she portrayed the Spanish ship of the same name. An accurate replica above the waterline, but sporting a steel hull and a 400 HP auxiliary engine, the Neptune is currently a tourist attraction in the port of Genoa, where its interior can be visited for a 6 euro entry fee.[1] In 2011, she portrayed the Jolly Roger, the ship of Captain Hook, in the TV miniseries Neverland.[2]

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Coordinates: 44°24′40″N 8°55′38″E / 44.4110°N 8.9271°E / 44.4110; 8.9271