With a length of 29.98m, a 7.06m beam and 2.59m draught she was designed to carry a cargo of 226 tons, her planks were 75mm thick pitch pine laid on double oak frames and secured with nails and iron bolts
She operated as a trading schooner until 1961 and regularly sailed around the British coastline delivering a variety of cargos between Liverpool, Cardiff, Ireland, Scotland, the Channel Islands and West Country.
Accommodation on board consisted of a fo'c'sle that could house four hands and two small cabins for the mate and Captain which were located off the saloon which also acted as the mess room.
Her first commercial voyage was under the command of Captain Tom Hughes and was from Connah's Quay to Rochester with 226 tons of fire bricks, she then carried cement to Plymouth, pitch to Cardiff, coal to Falmouth and clay to Weston Point, by 1908 she had sailed nearly 40,000 nautical miles
In 1908 she was bought by MJ Fleming of Youghal in Southern Ireland and renamed Kathleen and May after his daughters. She operated between the Bristol Channel and Ireland importing coal whilst often carrying oats or pit props on the outward journey.
During World War I she carried coal and other vital resources to small ports around the country.
In 1931 she purchased by a Captain Jewell who shortened her top mast and fitted an 80hp engine. In World War 2 she was operated by the Ministry of Defence to carry gun powder and was equipped with a machine gun on her foredeck.
In 1945 Captain Jewell died leaving her to his son who continued to operate her until 1961 after which she had a number of owners before retiring in 1967, she has subsequently been restored.
MMSI - 235036333
Call Sign - MDNN
Photographed in Liverpool, 22 August 2013.