Once a ship had been built and launched she then had to be out-fitted, and then complete sea trials
before being handed over to her new owners, who would look to have that ship at sea, as long as possible to
pay for her build costs and of course to make the company good profits.
To this end one company may have had no requirement for a particular ship after a time and would then sell her on just like any other disposable commodity.
Hence a ship may have had a few owners and would go through many changes and names during what was
hoped for a long and successful working life.
The motor tanker POWER CHIEF was specially designed to operate out of Columbo Harbour in Ceylon for the supply of fuel oil to Ocean Liners she was designed and constructed in collaboration with Walker Bros of Ceylon and she was yet another ship built first at Leith then dis-assembled and shipped out to Ceylon for re-erection and to have her machinery installed on site there.
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.