Another classic Ship built at the Leith Shipyards of Hawthorns & Co, Shipbuilders and Engineers, she was a "Luxury Steam Yacht" designed by Cox & King ordered by her first owners F.W.Sykes in 1902
This classic yacht had a very eventful life on the high seas. Included in her history is her time as a U.S.Navy ship re-named as USS VENETIA and credited with the sinking of no less than three (3) U-Boats during hostilities in World War One.
This steam yacht was built in the old Hawthorns yard on the Water of Leith before the shipbuilders moved to take over the S&H Morton shipyard in 1912
It does showcase the quality of workmanship that the shipyard was capable of doing and this continued when they moved into the new yard.
We try here to give as full an account of her history as time and research permits, if you know of missing info
or you have any photographs of her, then please get in touch and we shall update her story as we go along.