At 75 feet she was too long to navigate the Forth and Clyde canal to the river
after her launch at Kirkintilloch and so, as was McGregor practice with
such vessels, her bow section was stowed in her hold for the
sail down to Bowling where it was riveted on at Scotts'
slipway by McGregor's own men.
Delivered to Welsh owners E H Bennett
of Newport, presumably for use as a collier, she was brought back to
the Clyde prior to 1930 under the ownership of George M Paterson of Greenock,
during whose ownership she was reported of having been seen
beached at Loch Feochan unloading coal.
Purchased by J & J Hay
in 1950 .who traded her as far afield as Ireland and has been reported
to me as having been seen beached at Culmore Point
near Londonderry having her hull cleaned.
After just two years with Hay, on 18th
February 1952, when on passage from Troon to Castlebay,
Barra, with a cargo of coal, she started to take on water
in heavy weather and lost power when she was 15 miles east of
Oigh Sgeir (Hyskeir) in the southern Minch near the Small
Isles. She was taken in tow by the Milford trawler
"Maythorne" but sank off Ardnamurchan the following
day. As she went under, her crew of five, including
her skipper Cyrus Alexander, jumped off into the
sea. Fortunately all were rescued by the
"Maythorne". A tragic footnote to the rescue is that the
skipper of the "Maythorne" on that day, Harry Rich, was lost
with his entire crew of eight less than a year later when his
trawler, the "Richard Crofts", hit a reef and sank off the
Isle of Tiree.