Possibly the most unusual is the three masted 114ft Pelican of London. This riveted hulled steel ship was built in 1948 as the Arctic side-winder trawler Pelican, at Le Harve by the Chantiers et Augstin Normand.
She was sold to Scandinavian owners and became the cargo vessel Kadett until she was caught for ‘illegal transport’ in 1967. After this, she was bought by British owners and moved to her new homeport of Weymouth.
Here, she was transformed to a three masted sailing vessel with square sails on the main mast. Considering that this was done without much official financial aid, this was a major achievement.
She is operated under the Red Ensign by Adventure Under Sail, sailing to the Leeward and Windward Islands in the winter and takes part in the Tall Ships Races and cruises to northern European ports in the summer.