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L’Etoile du Roy (ex Grand Turk) 

in Brest 2016

The Etoile de Roy, formerly Grand Turk, is the replica of an 18th century three-masted English 6th class frigate, better known as the HMS Indefatigable from the Hornblower television series. The historic Indefatigable, however, was a much larger ship. In the same television series, the Etoile de Roy appeared as the French ship Papillon. It was primarily built for the international film and television industry.

Today the tall ship is mainly used for windjammer parades, for charter by companies or private individuals as well as for social events in the spacious saloon or on deck. On 28 June 2005, she represented HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship, at the International Fleet Review off Portsmouth on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.