ADC

built 1895 by Aldous & Sons, Brightlingsea

Ensign House flag

1451

National Historic Fleet


Fishing Vessel

Dredger


St Osyth


Private use

Unknown


No

No


26/03/1999

07/04/2009



Gallery


Propulsion

Sail

Diesel


1998

None


None


Dimensions

To be confirmed

11.51 feet (3.51 metres)


43.97 feet (13.41 metres)

5.61 feet (1.71 metres)


18.00


History

ADC, one of five remaining Class 2 smacks was built by Aldous at Brightlingsea in 1895. She fished with the Barbrook fleet out of Tollesbury from 1895 to the 1930s. The Barbrooks had a large fleet of smacks but ADC, named after Ada, Dick and Charlie, was their favourite. She was renowned for her speed and still holds the course record for the Colne Match.

Key dates

  1. 1890 Built in Brightlingsea
  2. 1895-1930s Fished out of Tollesbury
  3. 1980s Vessel re-rigged
  4. 1997-2001 Vessel re-built
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

copper fastened:

a vessel whose plank fastenings are of copper rather than iron