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The Kaskelot is one of the tall ships managed by Square Sail that is often moored at Charlestwon Harbour, just south of Charlestown and St Austell in southern Cornwall. One of the local tourist attractions, this three-masted barque ship built in 1948 is one of the largest remaining wooden ships in commission.

The Kaskelot was originally used by the Royal Greenland Trading Company to bring supplies to remote coastal settlements in East Greenland and then, during the 1960's, as a support vessel for fisheries in the Faroe Islands.

In 1981, the Kaskelot was purchased by Square Sail, who renovated here with rigging in the style of the Terra Nova. She is now used for sail training programmes as well as being open to the public as a local attraction. She has also been used in films.


Some other facts about the Kaskelot are listed below:
  • Rig 3 masted Barque Double Topsail
  • Length overall 153 feet
  • Beam 28 feet
  • Draught 12 feet
  • Air Draught 105 feet
  • Gross Registered Tonnage 226 tons
  • Displacement 450 tons
  • Area of sail 9500 square feet
  • No. of Sails 17
  • Crew 18
  • Accommodation 4x 2 birth and 1 x 4 birth cabins.

The Kaskelot has also featured in numerous films including Return to Treasure Island,The Tree Musketeers,Cutthroat Island,Rvolution and David Copperfield among others.


Square Sail
Charlestown Harbour,
St Austell
Cornwall PL25 3NJ


Road: Chalestown Harbour is about 2.5 miles from the center of St Austell via the A390 and then Charlestown Road.
Train: St Austell Rail Station

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