Certificate no 471
Status Registered


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Hopper/dredger
Location Cardiff
Vessel type Maintenance Vessel
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Neath Canal Company, Neath
Built in 1934
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
8.52 feet (2.60 m)
3.28 feet (1.00 m)
Length: Overall
52.46 feet (16.00 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1934 by the Neath Canal Company, IVY MAY is a towed, wooden hull barge and used for canal maintenance and not for the carriage of freight.  She was the last to be built at the Canal for use in maintenance work.  She lay submerged in the canal for many years but, in 1977, she was raised and was subsquently restored to her original condition.  She is now stored at the National Collections Centre, Nantgarw.

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Brouwer, Norman J, International Register of Historic Ships, Anthony Nelson, pp155, Edition 2, 1993  
Sullivan, Dick, Old Ships, Boats and Maritime Museums, Coracle Books, 1978

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