Pelican of London
TS Pelican at sail in 2010
|Builder:||Chantiers et Ateliers Augustin Normand, Le Havre, France|
|Status:||Arctic fishing trawler|
|Status:||Reclassed as a coastal trading vessel|
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Notes:||Rebuilt as sail training ship, 1995 - 2007|
|Tons burthen:||226 GRT|
|Length:||45.0 M (148 ft.) LE; 34.6 M (114 ft.) LOA hull|
|Beam:||7.03 M (23 ft.)|
|Draught:||3.95 M (13.0 ft.) (aft)|
|Propulsion:||Volvo Penta TAMD 120A-CC 290HP. Reconditioned 2000. Load Test 310 HP 2004.|
|Sail plan:||Main mast barquentine|
Pelican of London is a sail training ship based in Weymouth, UK. Built in 1948, she served as an Arctic trawler and coastal trading vessel until 1995. In autumn of 2012, Pelican is scheduled to become the first sailing ship in a century to make a trans-Atlantic voyage from Liverpool with fare-paying passengers.
Built in 1948 in Le Harve, France, Pelican was originally a double-beam Arctic fishing trawler, one of five identical ships built in Chantiers et Ateliers, the shipyard once owned by the shipbuilder Augustin Normand. She was sold to a Norwegian firm and spent the next 19 years fishing the Arctic.
In 1968 Pelican was reclassified from a trawler to a coaster. Her owners renamed her Kadett. She remained Kadett for 27 years until in 1995 she again changed hands.
She was bought by ex-Naval Commander Graham Neilson who transformed her into a tall ship. He had already undertaken a similar project with the TS Astrid. Working in Portland Harbour, Dorset, UK, Neilson and his team spent 12 years stripping back the trawler and rebuilding her as a main mast barquentine. A trainee on the ship won the 2010 Torbay cup.
As of 2012, Pelican is operated as a sail training vessel for young people, by the charity Adventure Under Sail. Sail Training International ranks it is a Class A tall ship. It was for sale for about 2.5 million pounds in 2012, and was sold by 2013.
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- Pelican of London STI
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