Felicity Ann

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
Made famous by Ann Davison, designed by Sid R Mashford


Felicity Ann

First Solo Transatlantic Crossing By A Woman
Felicity Ann is the boat in which Ann Davison became the first woman to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic, an epic adventure she later wrote up in the book My Ship Is So Small.

My Ship Is So Small

Ann sold Felicity Ann when she got to America, and the boat ended up in Alaska for many years. Somewhat neglected, it was donated in 2011 to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, close to the USA's west coast border with Canada. Here an impressive restoration has been undertaken. In 2017 the boat, still a work in progress, was one of the exhibits at the Northwest Maritime 2017 Boat Festival.

Felicity Ann in 2017

Felicity Ann's restoration, now completed, is to feature in the September/October 2018 issue of Wooden Boat with the boat pictured on the cover

Wooden Boat cover, Sep/Oct 2018

Other famous boats constructed by the Mashford Brothers' Cremyll Shipyard at the same time include Watermaiden, a boat built to Harrison Butler's Rose of Arden design.

Felicity Ann Statistics
Built : 1939-1949 by Mashford Bros in Plymouth, England
LOA : 23' 0"
LWL : 19' 0"
Beam : 7' 6"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 180199
Signal Letters : GPDL

Felicity Ann Custodians & Home Ports
Community Boat Project (2011-2018...) Port Hadlock, Washington, USA
Margaret Ann Davison (1953-1958-?) Plymouth, England
GP Hall (?-1950-1952) Plymouth, England

Felicity Ann Links
Felicity Ann in DoryMan's Blog, 2012
Felicity Ann listed in 2017 Boat Festival attendees

Page last updated : August 2018


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