Alberta

Oyster Smack built 1885 by Aldous & Sons, Brightlingsea

Designated ensign Designated house flag

746

Registered


Fishing Vessel

Dredger


Oyster Smack

Brightlingsea


Private use

Private Use


No

No


16/02/1998

05/01/2016



Gallery


Propulsion

Sail

Inboard diesel


None

None


Dimensions

64.00 feet (19.51 metres)

12.00 feet (3.20 metres)


45.00 feet (13.41 metres)

5.67 feet (1.73 metres)


16.00


History

ALBERTA was built in 1885 by Aldous of Brightlingsea as a cutter rigged oyster smack. She is registered as CK 318.

She worked much of her life, for the latter part under engine. Over the period 2002 - 2004 she was fully restored and rebuilt. She is now in use as a Yacht and races in the East coast regattas. She is a regular winner.

Old Gaffer's Association Member's Handbook and Boat Archive (1993)
Classic Boat (December, 2010) Season round-up

Key dates

  1. 1885

    Built by Aldous & Sons

  2. 2002

    Vessel restored

  3. 2010

    Vessel won her class on elapsed time in the 38th Swale Barge Match at Harty Ferry

  4. 2013

    Fully restored including the rig to the correct top mast rig by present owner and is in regular use for leisure and racing in the east coast regattas

     

     

Bibliography

  1. 1993 Old Gaffer's Association Member's Handbook and Boat Archive
  2. 2010 Classic Boat Season round-up
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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