CSS Acadia: Film Star

In Acadia’s first year with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, she took on a new role, that of film star. Since that time, film companies have regularly used the venerable old girl for their productions when she has “doubled” for many ships large and small of various eras. In this way, she continues to display the same versatility that made her so popular during her working career.


  • 1982 - South Pacific ’42, as a Japanese destroyer.
  • 1989 - Little Kidnappers, as a Scottish immigrant vessel.
  • 1992 - Morning of Armageddon, as SS Mont Blanc, one of the ships involved in the Halifax Explosion of 1917.
  • 1992 - Lifeline to Victory, as a merchant ship in World War II.
  • 1996 - RMS Lusitania, as the ill-fated passenger liner, sunk in 1915.
  • 1998 - Rescue at Sea, as White Star’s SS Republic, in a collision off Nantucket Island in 1909.
  • 1998 - Halifax 1917, as a hospital ship tending to victims of the Halifax Explosion of 1917.
  • 2000 - Alexander Keith’s Beer Commercial Series, as a 19th century paddle wheeler.
  • 2009 - NOVA/National Geographic: Darwin’s Darkest Hour, as HMS Beagle.
  • 2009 - Sea Wolf, as a San Francisco ferry.
  • 2011 - Waking the Titanic, as SS Titanic and SS Mackay-Bennett in a Discovery Channel docudrama.