Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Good Intent LO136"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Good Intent LO136, 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:Good Intent LO136
Registered port:Woodbridge
Type of rigging:KUTTER
Type of ship:Thames Bawley Smack
Year built:1860
Yard:John & Robert Starbuck, Gravesend, GBR
Overall length:11.58 m
Breadth:4.27 m
Draught:1.83 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 25 Jan 2022

  • built 1860 by John and Robert Starbuck at Gravesend, GBR for owners of Harwich, GBR; used for fishing under sail based in Faversham, Kent, GBR for 67 years until 1927.
  • 1936 salvaged from the riverbed where she was laid and forgotten to convert her into a yacht, further change of ownership in 1939.
  • used as a weapons store at a hidden place near Walton-on-the-Naze during WW2.
  • sold then to P. Conly from Essex and used as a private yacht until 1988.
  • 1988 bought by Frank Knight who ran a boatyard in Woodbridge, Suffolk, GBR to restore her, only little progress until 1992.
  • sold in 1992 to new owners who finished restoring the ship by 1994 and since then participate in Smack & Barge Races in the region.
  • 2020 relocated to Milton Creek, Sittingbourne, GBR where she will be fundamentally overhauled at the Dolphin Sailing Barge Museum.