Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Sunbeam CK328"

Photos of the sailing ship:

Please click into a photo to see it in higher resolution.

Sunbeam CK328, Volker Gries, Colne Smack and Barge Match Race, Brightlingsea, GB , 09/2006

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Colne Smack and Barge Match Race, Brightlingsea, GB,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Sunbeam CK328
Registered port:Colchester
Base port:Tollesbury
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Smack
Year built:1881
Yard:John Howard's Boatyard, Maldon, GBR
Overall length:15.25 m
Breadth:3.57 m
Draught:1.91 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 02 Dec 2014

  • built in 1881 by John Howard, Maldon, GBR; originally laid down as a yacht, but completed to fish during the winter and as racing smack during the summer; owner became William Cranfield of Rowhedge, GBR.

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Paul Brown
"Historic Sail. Britain's Surviving Working Craft"
The History Press 2013 ISBN: 978-0-7524-8581-2
(in Association with National Historic Ships UK)
Page: 67 Source with picture Source with technical data