Previous names

  • 1945 Orion
Certificate no 2785
Status Archived


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Den Helder
Vessel type Barque
Archive reason Overseas Watch List
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No


Builder Svenson, Albert
Built in 1945
Hull material Wood
Rig Square
Number of decks 2
Number of masts 3
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
145.01 feet (44.20 m)
Breadth: Beam
23.82 feet (7.26 m)
13.02 feet (3.97 m)
Air Draft
99.08 feet (30.20 m)
Tonnage: Gross


The EARL OF PEMBROKE was built in Pukavik, Sweden in 1945 and in its early life served as the schooner ORION involved in the Baltic timber trade. In 1979 she was laid up at Thisted, Denmark where she remained until sold in 1979 to Square Sail Shipyard (UK).

Restoration of the vessel commenced in 1985 and in 1994 she was commissioned as the three-masted 18th century barque that she is today.

In her present form the EARL OF PEMBROKE has featured in many film and television productions and is currently under charter to the HMS Beagle Trust Project.

EARL OF PEMBROKE is currently (2020) moored in Den Helder, The Netherlands. 

Key dates

  • 1945

    Built in Pukavik, Sweden as a Timber Trader

  • 1945-1974

    Used as a Timber Trader in the Baltic Sea

  • 1974

    Laid up in Thisted, Denmark

  • 1979

    Sold to Robin Davies from Square Sails in Charleston, St Austell

  • 1985

    Restoration began

  • 1994

    Commissioned as a three masted 18th Cen Barque and named ‘Endeavor’ and used in a number of TV and Film productions.  Renamed ‘Earl of Pembroke’

  • 2012

    Fitted with scarlet sails as in the popular story by Alexander Grin

  • C2014

     Sold to Metaco LLP.  Agreed to take part in ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

  • 2014

    Took part in filming with Derry Council

  • 2015

    Vessel is in Southampton used for Fund raising/Education

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