Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Alberta CK318"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Alberta CK318, 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,
09/2006

Alberta CK318, 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,
09/2006

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Alberta CK318
Registered port:Brightlingsea
Nation:GBR
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Oyster Smack
Year built:1885
Yard:Aldous & Sons, Brightlingsea, GBR
Overall length:13.41 m
Breadth:3.20 m
Draught:1.73 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:25 PS
Engine:Beta 25 (inboard) Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 02 Dec 2014

  • built by Aldous & Sons of Brightlingsea, GBR as a cutter rigged oyster smack in 1885, registered as CK 318.
  • used in the fishery, for the latter part under engine.
  • fully restored and rebuilt by the shipwright Dan Tester, Hollowshore, Kent, GBR between 2002-2004.
  • 2011 fitted with a 3 cyl. Beta 25 engine.
  • today privately used as a yacht, successful participation in smack races at English East coast.