Certificate no 2842
Status Registered


Function Fishing Vessel
Subfunction Trawler
Location Isle of Wight
Vessel type Grimsby Side Trawler
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No


Builder Bjorn and Jacobsen, Denmark
Built in 1935
Hull material Wood
Rig Sloop
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
64.00 feet (19.51 m)
Breadth: Beam
16.00 feet (4.88 m)
14.00 feet (4.27 m)
Air Draft
7.67 feet (2.34 m)
Tonnage: Gross


KATHRINE JEAN was built in Denmark in 1935 as a fishing trawler and is a vessel of oak carvel construction with a Gardner diesel engine.In 1942 the crew sailed her from Denmark to Grimsby where she was offered for war service. Armed with machine guns she was used to supply many larger ships. Later she became a Grimsby trawler for many years. The vessel has sat on the Thames for the last 15 years and had been earmarked for dismantling before being bought by her present owner who intends to transform her into a pirate galleon for commercial and charitable operations.

Key dates

  • 1935

    Built in Denmark, builder unknown

  • 1942

    Sailed to Grimsby, England and took part in the war effort

  • 1945

    Became a Grimsby trawler

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