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GRAND TURK (replica)/ ETOILE DU ROY

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:02 pm

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The GRAND TURK is a replica of a three-masted sixth-rate frigate,
well known for depicting HMS Indefatigable in the TV series
Hornblower, although the historical INDEFATIGABLE was a much bigger
ship. She has also served in the same TV series as the French ship
PAPILLON She was built primarily as an action vehicle for the
international TV and film industry. Nowadays the tall ship is used
mainly in sailing events, for corporate or private charter, and for
receptions in its spacious saloon or on its deck.

On 28 June 2005 she stood in for HMS VICTORY, Nelson's flagship at
the International Fleet Review off Portsmouth, commemorating the
200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

She is 46.3 m long and has a beam of 10.4 m. Her mainmast reaches
35.66 m high and her draught, 3.1 m. She has a permanent crew of
sixteen. As well as the sails, she is powered by two 450 hp (340 kW)
Kelvin TAS8 diesel engines.

This full-rigged ship has 12 working sails. The foremast and the
mainmast are square-rigged, each with three sails. The mizzenmast is square-rigged on top, while below it carries a spanker sail. The bowsprit carries a flying jib and an outer jib. A figurehead adorns
the bow.

The GRAND TURK was built in Marmaris, Turkey in 1996 and owned by Turk Phoenix Ltd. She was built.for the price of £2 million. She is an authentic replica, based on historical drawings, of the frigate HMS BLANDFORD built in 1741. The deck is
lined with cast iron smooth-bore cannon.

2010 Sold to Étoile Marine Croisiéres and renamed ÉTOILE DU ROY.
Homeport Saint-Malo, France, IMO No 900582.

2019 In service, same name, and owners.

Sao Tomé et Principe 2005 DBS 9000 sg?, scott?
Central AfricaRepublic 2019 850F sg?, scott? and 3300F sgMS?, scott?

Sources: Wikipedia

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