This page includes naval sail training vessels (normally operated by a navy), sailing replicas, and stationary replicas (including on land) that are reasonable facsimiles of warships. This page currently includes 142 views of 113 sailing ships. Ships are organized based on the country the original ship was from, not where they are now or where the replicas exist. We include merchant ships armed with more than a couple of cannon, as in the 16th-18th centuries merchant ships could participate in naval combat, and be drafted into naval service. This was especially the case with the British, Dutch and Swedish heavily-armed merchant ships designed for the East Indies passages. Measurements of length -“LOA”- are overall length from the taffrail or transom, or projecting spar at the stern to tip of the bowsprit or jib-boom.* Many of the naval sail training ships below can also be found under their relevant naval pages in the arrangement in the menu, usually under the auxiliaries sub-pages. For a less serious look at some creative “pirate ships” see our Shipsearcher Pirate Navy / Armada of Doom pages.
EL Mellah (2017) LOA 361′ / 110 m TDISP unknown
Libertad Sail Training Ship (1963) LOA 340′ / 103.6 m TDISP 3,700 tons
Mercator (1932) LOA 255′ / 77.7 m TDISP 770 tons. three-masted barquentine. Sail training and scientific ship for Belgian Navy 1951-1965 when she became a museum ship.
Cisne Branco Sail Training Ship (1999) LOA 249′ / 75.9 m TDISP unkown
British Ships (English Navy, Royal Navy, armed merchant ships)
Golden Hinde (1973) LA 125′ / 38.1 m TDISP 150 tons. 22 cannon. Replica of the Sir Francis Drake’s famous galleon, originally known as Pelican, which circumnavigated the World. 1578-1580, and brought a fortune in plunder back to Queen Elizabeth. It was placed on public exhibition, as one of the first museum ships, until it deteriorated around 1650.
Golden Hinde replica (1988) LOA 90′ / 27.4 m Brixham, Devon. Built to replace a previous replica that had sunk under tow.
Susan Constant (possibly named Sarah Constant) replica (1989) LOA 116′ / 35.4 m TDISP 190 tons. Replica of one of the three ships that brought settlers to found the Jamestown Settlement in the Colony of Virginia 1606-1607. Susan Constant is the larger ship replica at the settlement today. This modest merchant vessel appears to be at least pierced for about 8 guns, and has swivels. Her fate is unknown after 1615.
Mayflower II replica (1957) LOA 110′ / 33.5 m TDISP 200 tons replica built in Devon, England. The original Maylower merchant ship (ca. 1600- 1624) transported the Pilgrims to Plymouth Colony. Armed with a variety of light cannons, with about 8 gunports, as many as two stern-chasers, and deck swivel guns. Berthed at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Mayflower replica (2017-2021) LOA 100′ / 30.5 m creative replica for burning to raise charitable funds. The community builds replica buildings and ships every five years, and burns them after fundraising. This “big burn” occurred a year late, in August 2021. Mayflower was built out of discarded wood pallets and other scraps. In 2005, a larger replica HMS Victory was set alight!
Hector replica (2000) of a pre-1750 Dutch-built Fluyt or the later Bootschip. LOA 125′ / 38.1 m TDISP 300 tons. Pictou Nova Scotia. Carried Scottish settlers to NS in 1773. The ship is currently undergoing a major rebuild, which may alter the general arrangement.
Grand Turk (1997) replica, LOA 152′ / 46.3 m renamed Etoile du Roy in 2010 and transferred to Saint-Malo, France. This was reportedly based on the lines of the 6th rate ship HMS Blandford (1741) a modified example of a 1719 Establishment 24-gun ship. Blandford was not technically a frigate, but a small two-decker, with a few gunports and sweep ports along the lower gundeck. The replica was built without these features, resulting in a ship that was for all intents and purposes is a small frigate.
HM Bark Endeavour LOA 150′ / 45.7 m replica (1994) of Captain James Cook’s exploration vessel, a converted Whitby collier “Earl of Pembroke” built in 1764, sold out of the service in 1775, and scuttled during the American Revolutionary War in 1778 at Newport, RI. Located at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney.
HM Bark Endeavour replica (1999) Now located at Whitby, England, where the original collier was built. Not a sailing replica, but full scale. LOA 150′ / 45.7 m was used as a venue and local attraction at Stockton-on-Tees and then moved to Whitby, to become a museum ship.
Whitby is also home to a half size or smaller sailing replica, that does excursions to nearby Sansend Beach.
HMS Surprise (1970 as HMS Rose) LOA 170′ / 51.8 m Built 1970 Lunenburg, NS. Originally called HMS Rose, a replica of a 1757 Century 20-gun sixth-rate. Built in the Smith and Rhuland shipyard, the hull form was modified, making the ship able to point higher into the wind. This ship was “converted” to HMS Surprise, from the Patrick O’Brien novels, early in the 2000s. This involved some superficial updates to resemble a larger Napoleonic-era frigate. In 2010 she played the HMS Providence in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
HMS Victory, 104 cannon First-Rate ship of the line (1765 – still in commission) LOA 316′ / 96.3 m TDISP 3,500 tons
Armed Sloop Welcome (1980) replica of an American Revolutionary War-era converted merchant sloop that was armed by the British at Mackinaw City. LOA 80′ / 24.4 m TDISP 45 tons. Pierced for 10 guns.
HMAV (HM Armed Vessel) Bounty replica (1960-2012) LOA 170′ / 51.8 m TDISP 409 tons. In RN service 1787-1790, when she was stripped and burned by the mutineers. Original was the merchant ship Bethia (1784). This first replica was built Lunenburg NS for the 1963 Mutiny on the Bounty movie starring Marlon Brando. Homeported for many years first at Fall River, MA, then at Greenport, NY, but usually wintered in Saint Petersburg, FL. Sunk in Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina Oct. 2012 with the tragic loss of two lives.
HMS/HMAV Bounty replica (1978-2018) LOA 135′ / 41.1 m TDISP 387 tons. New Zealand-built replica used in the 1984 film, which conformed more closely to the original dimensions of the 1784 Bethia/HMAV Bounty. This replica was based for a long time at the Circular Quay and the National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia, until late 2007. Later an attraction in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, where she was decommissioned and sold on to new Thai ownership in late 2017. She is now deteriorating South of Bangkok.
HM Armed Survey Vessel Lady Nelson (1990s replicas of a 1799-1825 ship that surveyed Australian waters) LOA 90’/27.4 m TDISP 60 tons. One sailing replica built by Tasmanian Sailing Association at Hobart’s Elizabeth St. Pier, and one stationary replica in poor condition at Mount Gambier ( mounted at the visitors center)
HMS Pickle (1990s) LOA 98′ / 29.9 m TDISP 50 tons. Replica of the 1800 schooner that brought back news to England of the victory at the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Originally Alevtina & Tuy, a Grumant 58 replica of a Af Chapman-designed Baltic packet built in St. Petersburg in the 1990s, but represented Pickle at the 2005 bicentenary commemorations, converted with new decorations at stern and bows, and gunports. Moored at the Grimsby Royal Dock, Lincolnshire. Original was armed with eight 12-pounder cannon.
HMAS Buffalo store ship replica (1980-2019) LOA 190′ / 57.9 m TDSIP ca. 600 tons. Originally armed with 18 cannon, but as a convict ship refitted with about 10. Original ship 1813-1840, wrecked Mercury Bay. Restaurant attraction built 1980 at Glenelg, Australia on the Patawolonga river. First ship to arrive at Glenelg in 1836. This unique replica was dismantled during 2019 after the restaurant closed.
HMS Beagle replica 10-gun Brig/Bark sloop of war (2016) Cherokee class LOA 140′ / 42,7 m full scale replica of the famous ship (RN service 1820-1845) used by young naturalist Charles Darwin. 6 guns by the second survey voyage of the 1830s. Built 2012-2016 at the Nao Victoria museum, Punta Arenas, Chile. From illustrations, models, and the replica, Beagle was re-rigged as a bark (3 masts).
HMS Trincomalee (1817) Leda class 38-46 gun frigate Hartlepool UK museum ship LOA 250′ / 76.2 m TDISP 1065 tons
HMS Unicorn (1824) modified Leda Class 38-46 gun frigate Museum ship LOA 202′ / 61.6 m (jib-boom not stepped) TDISP 1000 tons Dundee Scotland (only sailing warship preserved in an “in ordinary” state)
HMS Frederick William 86-gun screw battleship (1860-1948), Length stern to figurehead about 340’/103.6 m TDISP 4,500 tons. 1876-1948 was HMS Worcester training ship, Thames Nautical Training College (with the clipper ship Cutty Sark). This ship, incredibly, was originally ordered built as a 110-gun Queen class first rate ship in 1833, with building not starting to 1841, and the design changed many times. Sank 1948 and raised and scrapped 1953.
HMS Warrior (1861-1883) LOA 420′ / 128 m TDISP 9,200 tons. The first British ocean-going, steam-powered ironclad warship, the many technologies combined made her revolutionary. After long service as a training establishment, and an oil barge, she was preserved as a museum ship at HMD Portsmouth, starting in 1983.
HMS Gannet Dotterel class composite sloop (1878) sloop LOA 225′ / 68.6 m TDISP 1,130 tons museum ship Chatham Historic Dockyard since 1987, extensively rebuilt.
HMS Calypso, (1885-1922) Calypso class steam corvette LOA 235′ / 71.6 m TDISP 2,770 tons. in 1916 renamed HMS Briton to make “Calypso” available for a “C” class cruiser. From 1902 to disposal in 1922 served as a Royal Naval Reserve (Newfoundland) training and depot ship in St. John’s NFLD. After disposal was used as a salt hulk for many years in Lewisporte, and eventually burned and settled in the Bay of Exploits near Embree, NFLD.
HMS Worcester (1905-1968) original ship built for the London Metropolitan Asylums Board as a boys training ship. Designed by a naval architect with an iron and steel hull. Used as an accommodations ship during the Second World War. Moved to Thames Nautical Sailing College, eventually replaced the previous HMS Worcester (see HMS Frederick William above) LOA 314′ / 95.7 m TDISP unknown. Scrapped Belgium in 1978.
STV Kaliakra (1984) Sail Training Ship at the naval academy, Varna, LOA approx. 180′ / 54.9 m TDISP 380 tons,. Polish-built.
Royal Canadian Navy
HMCS Oriole sail training ship, (commissioned in RCN 1956) rigged as a ketch LOA 102′ / 31.1 m TDISP 92 tons. Originally built as yacht Oriole IV (1921) and was the flagship of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (Toronto). During the Second World War she was used by the Navy League of Canada to train sea cadets and then by the RCN from 1943.
STV Fair Jeanne (1980) LOA 110′ / 33.5 m TDISP 138 tons. Designed and built by Cpt. Thomas G. Fuller, RCN. Bytown Brigantine ship, normally sailing out of Brockville. Has been known to carry some small cannon along the quarterdeck rails, and participate in War of 1812 Reenactments.
STV Black Jack (1904) LOA 87′ / 26.5 m Originally logging tug G.B. Pattee II, out of Quyon Quebec. Converted in 1952 by Capt. Thomas G. Fuller, RCN, of Ottawa to a family yacht. Named Bytown Brigantine ship, normally sailing out of Ottawa. Long based out of Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa, but recently moved to nearby Fitzroy Harbour.
Juan Sebastián de Elcano class (Spanish design)
Esmeralda BE-43 (1954) LOA 371′ / 113.1 m TDISP 3,700 tons
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Ming Dynasty war junk (2009) LOA 97′ / 29.6 m Based on a type used by Zheng Cheng-gong, aka Koxinga, who defeated the Dutch outposts on Taiwan in 1661. On its maiden voyage tour in 2010 it had a mast issue, which seems to have been involved in the decision to convert it to a shore-based maritime exhibit ship in Tainan City. A smaller junk, the Princess Taiping (2008), crossed the Pacific to San Francisco, but was rammed and sunk by a freighter April 2009.
People’s Republic of China
Treasure ship stationary replica (2006) LOA 210′ / 64 m. Location is 32°03’43″N 118°43’38″E, at an old site used to build large junks in the early Ming Dynasty. Constructed of cement and wood. A replica of a middle-sized treasure junk of the early 15th Century, from the time of the seven expeditions of fleet of Admiral Zheng He. These ships could be armed with as many as 24 brass cannon, but were also luxury ships.
ARC Gloria 160 (1968) Spanish Built. Barque-rigged LOA 212′ / 64.6 m TDISP 1,300 tons
HDMS Jylland (1862-1908) screw frigate LOA 233′ / 71 m TDISP 2,450 tons Museum Ship since 1994 at Ebeltoft. Veteran of the Second War of Schleswig, 1864. Reportedly the last known surviving screw frigate.
St. George III replica (1993). LOA 107′ / 32.6 m Located at Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park, Copenhagen. Contains a pirate-themed restaurant. Pierced for roughly 40 guns.
Navy of the Dominican Republic
Juan Bautista Cambiaso BE-01 (2018) Sail Training ship LOA 177′ / 53.9 m TDISP unknown. Formerly Royal Helena, built 2009 at Varna, Bulgaria.
BAE Guayas Sail Training Ship (1977) LOA 257′ / 78.3 m TDISP 1,300 tons
Suomen Joutsen tall ship. LOA 315′ / 96 m TDISP 2,400 tons. Built at St. Nazaire, France, 1902, and sold to Germany in 1922, and on to Finland in 1930. Formerly a sail training school ship for the Finnish Navy (1931-1961) and then Merchant mariners. Museum ship at Turku since 1991.
Jacobstads Wapen (1994) LOA 131′ / 39.9 m, hull length 81′ / 24.7 m TDISP laid up at Jakobstad, Finland, since at least 2010, after wood deterioration was discovered. She is a replica of a mid-18th C. galleass from a 1755 design by famous Swedish naval architect Fredrik Henrik af Chapmans.
French Sail Training ships Etoile and Belle Poule (both 1932) identical top-sail schooners used for Ecole Navale training at Brest and nearby Poulmic, LOA 123′ / 37.5 m TDISP 280 tons.
Pelican II replica ship of the line (1992-ca.2004). LOA 118′ / 36m TDISP 50o tons. Replica of the 50-gun le Pélican (1693-1697), victorious ship at the Battle of Hudson Bay/Battle of York Factory (Sep. 1697) with the French squadron under the command of Sieur Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville destroying the similarly sized HMS Hastings, before herself being wrecked. This unique replica was constructed in La Malbaie, Quebec from 1987-1992, with many delays and issues. It was not intended to be a sailing replica, but the lower half was constructed of steel. After a short period on display in Montreal, it was sold to US owners in who hoped to put it on display in New Orleans. Moved to Donaldsville LA, the ship sank twice at her moorings, decaying, and is still in wrecked condition along the river front, with areas of her square tuck stern, rudder, and quarters occasionally showing.
French frigate Hermione (2014), LOA 213′ / 64.9 m TDISP 1,160 tons. Replica of the 32-gun frigate (1779-1793)that took General Lafayette to North America. Homeport of Rochefort. The original was wrecked at Le Croisic, and was rediscovered in 1984.
Jean Bart (under construction) replica of a 1790-1809 74-gun ship of the line. LOA unknown, gundeck was 183′ / 55.8 m long, TDISP about 2,000 tons. The replica appears to be substantially framed in photos.
Le Renard privateer (1991) LOA 100′ / 30.5 m TDISP 70 tons replica of an 1812 cutter (single-masted) ship, Robert Surcouf’s last ship. Armed with 14 cannon, that famously engaged and destroyed the British schooner HMS Alphea, 9 Sep. 1813.
La Recouvrance (1993) LOA 130′ / 39.6 m TDISP 170 tons. Gaff rigged schooner, replica of early 19th C. courier ships. Pierced for as many as 16 cannon.
Gorch Fock (II) (1958) LOA 266′ / 81.1 m TDISP 1,760 tons
Gorch Fock (1933) LOA 269′ / 82 m TDISP 1,500 tons. Museum ship since 2003, Stralsund.
INS Tarangini (1997) and INS Sudarshini (2012) LOA 177′ / 53.9 m TDISP 515 tons sister-ships
KRI Bima Suci Bark (2018) LOA 370′ / 112.8 m TDISP unknown
KRI Dewaruci LOA 136′ / 41.5 m TDISP 1,500 tons (1953)
KRI Arung Samudera Sail Training ship (1991), 3-masted schooner, used for cadet training LOA 129′ / 39.3 m TDISP unknown
Amerigo Vespucci (1930) LOA 330′ / 100.6 m TDISP 4,000 tons
“Alfredo Cappellini” sail trainer at Italian Naval Academy, Livorno. LOA 150′ / 45.5m TDISP – Brig rigged, not a real ship, it dates back to at least 1900.
Kankō Maru (1987) replica LOA 216′ / 65.8 m TDISP 780 tons. Original ship was Japan’s first naval steam ship, which was driven by sail and side-wheels. Served 1855-1876, after service in the Dutch Navy for a couple of years as Soembing. Dutch-built replica, based out of Nagasaki Port.
Kanrin Maru (1990) replica LOA 190′ / 57.9 m TDISP 300 tons (1853-1871) larger than original ship – Japan’s first steam and screw driven corvette. Dutch-built Bali class sloop. Now a Naruto Whirlpools tour ship, sailing out of Minawi-Awaji. Also a large monument model ship in a park at Saraki Cape near Hokkaido.
Kanrin Maru replica (other one) LOA 218′ / 66.4 m TDISP 1,050 tons. Built in the Netherlands ca. 1990. An even larger replica of the original Kanrin Maru, Japan’s first sail and screw driven warship, which gave the formerly isolationist Japanese experience with a modern warship. Originally based at Yokohama, it was sold around 2008 to a Malaysian entertainment corporation, renamed Puteri Mahsuri, registered at Port Klang, but appears to be based mostly at Langkawi Island offering corporate, charter and sail training cruises.
San Juan Bautista galleon LOA 185′ / 56.4 m (1993-2020) replica of a 1613 Japanese galleon (in the style of a Spanish ship) which conducted diplomatic journeys to New Spain. Armed with as many as 16 cannon. Based in a theme park/museum at Ishinomaki, Japan. Slightly damaged in the 2011 earthquake / tsunami, but later found to be in disrepair and dismantling in 2020. Smaller replica reportedly being built.
Renaissance Galleon theme attraction (ca. 2001) DisneySea Tokyo. LOA 115′ / 35.1 m replica of what appears to be an English or Spanish late 16th C warship. Appears to be pierced for about 14 guns.
Royal Malaysian Navy
KLD Tunas Samudera (1989) sail training LOA 115′ / 35.1 m TDISP 240 tons. Built by Brooke Yacht, Lowestoft
ARM Cuauhtémoc BE-01 (1982) LOA 220′ / 67.1 m TDISP 1,800 tons
Royal Netherlands Navy / Dutch armed merchant ships
VOC Halve Maen (1989) LOA 101′ / 30.8 m TDISP unknown. Replica of a ca. 1608 vessel captained by Englishman Henry Hudson, she sailed into what is now the port of New York. The vessel is pierced with four gunports. After time in Albany NY, was loaned to maritime museum at Hoorn, Netherlands from 2015-2019, has since returned to owners in the Hudson River, NY.
VOC Duyfken (1999) LOA 100′ / 30.5 m TDISP 110 tons. replica of an exploration vessel (1595-1608) armed with 8 cannon. Now based at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, after years in Fremantle.
VOC Batavia (1995 replica of a 1628 ship, which had been shipwrecked off Western Australia) LOA 186′ / 56.7 m TDISP 1,200 tons at Lelystad. Although the original vessel did not belong to the Dutch Navy, the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) was, in its own right, a powerful navy operating in the Far East in the 17th and 18th Centuries. This ship is pierced for 24 guns.
VOC Prins Willem LOA 220′ / 67.1 m TDISP 700 tons (1985-2009) replica of a large 1650 ship, armed with 32 cannon, which made several voyages and sank near Madagascar in 1662. The ship, like most VOC ships, could be used for naval purposes, and was the flagship of Admiral Witte de With at the Battle of Kentish Knock, First Anglo-Dutch War, 1652. This impressive replica was destroyed by fire while under refit at Den Helder, 2009, and scrapped in 2014.
VOC Amsterdam (1748 ship) LOA 158′ / 48.2 m TDISP 1,100 tons. The ship was wrecked in 1749 on Bulverhythe Beach, England. The shipwreck exists today, and the lower portions of the hull are well-preserved, due to being encased in mud. A replica was constructed for display and completed in 1990. It is at the Netherlands Maritime Museum, Amsterdam. This heavily-armed VOC ship had ports for 42 cannon.
Delft (uncompleted replica) LOA 145′ / 44.2 m on the gundeck TDISP ca. 1,000 tons. replica of the Delft, a 56 gun small ship of the line (1783-1797) that was captured by British forces at the naval battle of Camperdown, and then sank while under tow. The replica was left uncompleted due to lack of funds.
HNLMS Bonaire screw-steamship, rigged as a barquentine (1877-1895) LOA 174′ / 53 m TDISP: 830 tons deadweight
HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl (1914 German built) LOA 322′ / 98.1 m TDISP 1,510 tons. To Great Britain 1920 as war reparations, then to Norway in 1921. Captured by Nazi Germany (1940-1945) and served as Westwärts, then back to Norway.
Christian Radich LOA 240′ / 73.2 m TDISP 1,050 tons. (1937)
Navy of Oman
Shabab Oman II (2014) Sail Training Ship LOA 285′ / 86.9 m TDISP 750 gt.
Navy of Pakistan
PNS Rah Naward (2010) LOA 190′ / 57.9 m TDISP unknown formerly Prince William sail trainer for the Tall Ships Youth Trust (2001-2010) two-masted brig.
BAP Unión (2016) LOA 379′ / 115.5 m TDISP 3,200 tons
ORP Iskra sail trainer (1982) LOA 161′ / 49.1 m TDISP 500 tons
Dar Pomorza (1909) LOA 260′ / 79.2 m TDISP 1,561 tons
Navy of Portugal
Sagres A-520 (1937) LOA 292′ / 89 m TDISP 1,800 tons. 3-masted barque, has had a long career starting with Nazi Germany, then to the United States as war reparations, then to Brazil, and on to Portugal with service since 1961. She is a sistership of Gorch Fock (ex-Tovarishch), Gorch Fock II USCGC Eagle (ex-Horst Wessel), Mircea.
UAM Creoula (1937) Portuguese navy service from ca. 1980. LOA 221′ / 67.4 m TDISP 1,300 tons currently appears to be rigged as a 4-masted schooner.
Dom Fernando II e Glória (1845-ca. 1963 in a variety of roles, again commissioned in the Portuguese Navy as UA-203 since the 1990s) LOA 284′ / 86.6 m TDISP 1,800 tons. Powerful 50-gun frigate. Ravaged by fire in 1963, a derelict hulk until restoration starting in 1992.
Gorch Fock class Mircea (1938) LOA 269′ / 82 m TDISP 1,500 tons. sister ship to the German Gorch Fock, the USCG Eagle, and others.
Poltava (2019) Replica LOA 170′ / 51.8 m TDISP ca. 1150 tons. Replica of a 54-gun ship (1712-1732). Constructed at the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, which was majorly enlarged to house this ship and other exhibits.
Goto Predestinatsia Replica (2014) LOA 160′ / 48.8 m replica of the original ship 58-gun ship of the line built by Peter the Great (1700-1711), the first domestically-built large Russian warship. Currently a museum ship located at the City of Voronezh, where the original was constructed.
STS Sedov LOA 385′ / 117.3 m TDISP 7,300 tons. 4-masted bark. Originally the German Magdalene Vinnen II (1921–1936) and Kommodore Johnsen (1936-1948) handed over as war reparations. Served the Soviet Navy as a training ship, an oceanographic research ship and then a reserve sail training ship since 1952. Largest traditional sailing ship.
Kruzenshtern LOA 375′ / 114.3 m TDISP ca. 7,000 tons. 4-masted bark. Originally the German “P-liner” Padua. (1926-1946) handed over as war reparations to the USSR. Soviet Navy ship 1946-1991, based out of Riga and then Talinn. Since 1991 she is owned by the Baltic State Academy Kaliningrad and homeported there. She is the second largest traditional sailing ship.
Blagodat (ca. 1990s?) LOA 325′ / 99.1 m taffrail to jibboom tip. Original gundeck length: 198′. A huge restaurant ship/replica of a three-decker. This is most likely a replica of the Blagodat of 1800, which served about 14 years and was Admiral Peter Khanykov’s flagship during the Anglo-Russian War. This ship was armed with as many as 130 cannon. The original Blagodat was reportedly based closely on the lines of the Spanish ship, Santísima Trinidad.
El Galeón Andalucía replica galleon LOA 167′ / 50.9 m (2010) replica of a galleon. Built by the Nao Victoria foundation, who have built replicas from the age of exploration. Modern lower hull components. Appears to be pierced for about 18 cannon.
Juan Sebastián de Elcano class sail training ship LOA 371′ / 113.1 m TDISP 3,700 tons (2 built)
Juan Sebastián de Elcano (1928) LOA 371′ / 113.1 m TDISP 3,700 tons
Esmeralda (1954), built in Spain using original plans of Juan Sebastián de Elcano, purchased by the Chile and currently in use as a sail trainer for Chilean Navy
Neptune replica 17th Century Spanish Galleon (1986), LOA 213′ / 64.9 m TDISP 1,500 tons. Genoa, Italy, originally built in Tunisia. Built for the 1986 film Pirates. The hull is pierced with more than 70 gunports over 3 decks!
Nuestra Señora de la Santísima Trinidad replica (ca. 2005). LOA 260′ / 79.2 m taffrail to bowsprit cap (jibboom appears to be missing now). Original ship gundeck length: 201′ / 61.3 m. This replica, located at Alicante, Spain, is of the 1769 ship, the largest of its time, which fought at several battles, and was eventually captured at Trafalgar on 21 Oct. 1805, only to be scuttled the next day in the storm that wrecked many prizes of war. The ship was originally commissioned as a 112 gun three-decker, but after several refits wound up with as many as 140 cannon.
The replica was built using the hull of a commercial vessel in around 2004, with metal girders creating a structure to hang the wooden timbers and decks off of. Reportedly, the restaurant/ship is now closed and in a state of disrepair, and images suggest the elaborate ship-rig and masts are collapsing.
HSwMS Najaden (1897-1938) LOA 160′ / 48.8 m TDISP unknown. wooden-hulled sistership to Jarramas.
HSwMS Jarramas (1900) LOA 165′ / 50.3 m TDISP 350 tons. steel-hulled sistership of Najaden. Sail training ship for the Swedish Navy from 1900-1947. Museum ship at Karlskrona since about 1950.
Af Chapman (1888) LOA 290′ / 88.4 m TDISP 1,490 tons. Built in Whitehaven, England. Swedish Navy sail training ship (1923-1947). Currently a youth hostel on Skeppsholmen island, Stockholm. Major refurbishment 2021.
Kalmar Nyckel (1997) LOA 140′ / 42.7 m TDISP 300 tons Original exploration/trading and naval vessel was Dutch-built around 1625. Swedish service was 1629-1651, before the ship was acquired for Dutch naval service. Armed with 12 cannon. Crossed to present day Wimington, Delaware on the first Swedish trading mission in 1638, and established a fort. State ship of Delaware, funded and homeported at Wilmington, DE. It was sunk in 1651 while defending a Dutch fishing fleet from the English.
Götheborg (III) 2005 replica Swedish East Indiaman at Gotheburg. LOA 190′ / 57.9 m TDISP 780 tons. Original ship was a SOIC ship which completed several passages to the East Indies 1738-1745 before being wrecked. Replica built at Eriksbergs wharf, a shipyard revived for the purpose, and currently located nearby. This ship could be armed with a powerful complement of as many as 30 cannons. This is also our recommendation, should anyone ever wish it, for a ship to play John Paul Jones’ original Bonhomme Richard, a converted French merchant ship of similar size, tonnage, and even with similar ornamentation. Add gunports on lower and upper decks, and you are all set for some HMS Serapis-whooping!
Khersones Mir Class (1988-2014) Built at Gdansk, Poland. LOA 346′ / 105.5 m TDISP 3,000 tons. Seized by Russia after years laid up in Kerch, moved to Sevastopol 2015.
Druzhba Navigation Academy ship (1987) LOA 354′ / 107.9 m TDISP 2,300 tons. Built in Gdansk, Poland, to a design by noted naval architect Zygmunt Choreń. Involved in training both Soviet and American naval cadets 1990. Laid up awaiting repairs since around 2000.
Beaver (2001?) replica of a merchant brig present during the December 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party. LOA 115’/ 35.1 m. Original owned by the Rotch family of Nantucket and built 1772. 85′ / 25.9 m on deck. The original ship was a 1908 Danish-built schooner that travelled to the US in 1973. Display at the Boston Tea Party Museum and Ships, Boston MA. Recently, the vessel received major updates to bring it more in line with the Columbia, which was found to contemporary, very similar, and constructed nearby (for Columbia replica see below). This vessel shows no evidence of being armed, but we added it because we liked it.
Eleanor (2012?) replica of a ship-rigged merchant ship that was present during the December 16, 1773, Boston Tea Party. LOA 110′ / 33.5 m transformation of fishing ship Uncle Guy for a display at the Boston Tea Party Museum and Ships, Boston MA. This vessel shows no evidence of being armed, but we added it because we liked it. This more ornate ship has quarter galleries.
Spirit of Dana Point (1983) LOA 118′ / 36 m TDISP 70 tons. Replica of a Revolutionary War era privateering schooner. Formerly named the Pilgrim of Newport. Built by Dennis Holland in his front yard over a period of 13 years.
Columbia Rediviva (1958) LOA 125′ / 38.1 m built at Walt Disney’s Frontierland, Disneyland, Anaheim, CA. A full size replica which sails on a track. The original Massachusetts-built ship was active from 1773-1806 with a major rebuild in 1787. It explored the Pacific Northwest. It was armed with up to 10 guns, but only 4 heavy cannon, which can be seen on the quarterdeck of the replica. This ship was originally modelled on the draft plans of the HMAV Bounty, and is very similar to the 1978 Bounty replica, but slightly smaller. See our post in the Bounty series.
Lady Washington Brig (1989) LOA 110′ / 33.5 m TDISP 100 tons. Based on a Revolutionary War-era ship (1787-1797) built in Boston, MA, and involved in the Columbia expedition, rounding Cape Horn to operated in the Pacific. Eventually wrecked in the Philippines. played “HMS Interceptor” in the Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Operated by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport. Appears to be pierced for about 6 cannon.
Friendship of Salem replica (1997) LOA 171’/ 52.1 m TDISP 342 tons replica of a 1797 East Indiaman that also served as a Letter of Marque privateer in the War against France (carrying 14 cannon). The original was captured by the British during the War of 1812, and subsequent fate is not known.
Lynx Privateer topsail schooner replica (2001). LOA 120′ / 36.6 m TDISP 100 tons replica of an 1812 Baltimore-built privateer schooner. When captured by the British during the War of 1812, it was taken in to the Royal Navy as HMS Mosquidobit, and sold commercially in 1820. Carried 4 carronades and swivel guns. The replica was built in Rockport Maine.
US Brig Niagara (1813/1990) LOA 170′ / 51.8 m TDISP 300 tons. Relief flagship at the Battle of Lake Erie , War of 1812. The original ship was first raised after long immersion for the centennial celebrations of 1913 and rebuilt from the keel up. Again taken to pieces during the 1980s she was rebuilt fully into a sailing ship, (it had been a deteriorating museum piece). Original armament was 20 cannon/carronades.
Hawaiian Chieftain (1988) LOA 103′ / 31.4 m TDISP 64 tons. Built Maui. Ketch-rigged with no specific prototype. In 2004 she was purchased by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport to operate with longtime sailing companion Lady Washington. Sold 2020, under restoration to be returned to Hawaii to operate tours and sailing programs. Painted with 12 gunports, 6 of which appear to be pierced.
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry (2015) LOA 196′ / 59.7 m TDISP 550 tons inspired by US warships of the War of 1812. Originally building in Amherstburg, Ontario as a replica of HMS Detroit, transferred to a Rhode Island group. Appears to be an approximation of a 24-gun corvette.
Charles W. Morgan whaling ship (1841) LOA 160′ / 48.8 m Museum ship Mystic Seaport, Connecticut. Not a warship, but added to illustrate an era in warship design, and her similarity to contemporary ship-rigged sloops of war.
Pride of Baltimore II topsail schooner/baltimore clipper (1988) replica LOA 157′ / 47.9 m TDISP 140 tons. No specific replica but based on the small commerce-raiding ships form the War of 1812. The first Pride of Baltimore was built in 1977 and sunk in a storm 14 May 1986.
USS Constellation (1855-1955) Sloop-of-War LOA 248′ / 75.6 m (taffrail to tip of jib-boom) TDISP 1,400 tons Museum Ship Baltimore MD.
USS Constitution (1797-current) 44-gun heavy frigate LOA 284′ / 86.6 m (taffrail to tip of jib-boom) TDISP 2,200 tons. Museum Ship in USN commission at Charleston MA
Navy of Venezuela
AB Simon Bolivar BE-11 (1980) LOA 271′ / 82.6 m TDISP 1,280 tons Spanish-built barque.
Lê Quý Đôn Sail Training Ship (2015) LOA 220′ / 67.1 m TDISP 950 tons built at Gdansk, Poland. Based at Nha Trang. Appears to be Barque-rigged.
- Visitors are encouraged to help us populate this site with more sailing warships and replicas. Since we need to locate satellite imagery, we have found that active sailing ships often maintain a schedule of port-of-call visits that is more active than warships! It is difficult to track down certain ships, and we looked extensively. For example, some notable omissions that we have not yet located imagery for are La Grace (Czech 18th C style ketch), and the Russian frigate Shtandart.