Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Ellen CK222"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Ellen CK222, 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:Ellen CK222
Registered port:Brightlingsea
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Essex Smack
Year built:1900
Yard:Harris Brothers, Rowhedge, GBR
Overall length:12.77 m
Breadth:3.35 m
Draught:1.68 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 20 Jan 2022

  • built in 1900 at the shipyard Harris Brothers, Rowhedge/GBR for fisherman Martin as a fishing smack, rigged as a gaff cutter.
  • used for pleasure during the summer and for fishing at the East coast of England in the winter.
  • 1927 fitted with the first engine.
  • after several changes of the owner she sank at her mooring near Felixstowe/GBR around 1973, raised and taken to Ipswich/GBR and later to Woodbridge/GBR.
  • after attempts of restoration by several owners taken to Brightlingsea/GBR for a survey, transported to Oliver Walstons Farm in Thriplow/GBR and rebuilt in 1991.
  • based in Brightlingsea she is privately used and takes part in sailing events for smacks and Thames Barges.