Neptune

tanker
14th March 2005, 15:10
NEPTUNE ,moored at Genoa : you can visited him,she was used for the film
Pirats.

Jan Hendrik
15th March 2005, 23:54
Tell me Tanker, should we have a separate thread for replica's of bygone era, as I would not call this a "tall ship", or would you?

On the other hand where else can you put it .

I have some nice photos of some replicas too, like the "Endeavour", "Duyfken"
etc. All photos taken by myself so no copyright problems.

Piero43
4th August 2005, 12:48
I have some doubt that "Neptune" could be called a "replica" too; strictly speaking a replica is a copy of an historic ship, built as far as possible with the same technics as the original one.
"Neptune" is merely a scenography for the Film "Pirates" (starring Walter Matthau), and her hull is in steel simply lined with wooden planks (there is neither caulking between their edges); guns, figurehead and other particulars are in fiberglass or some similar material. Beside that, I don't remember any historical gallion named "Neptune".
Anyway the ship is nice to be seen, and the visits on her are much loved by children.
Piero

John Rogers
4th August 2005, 14:49
Are you saying she is a Hollywood Prop.??