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.
The MSC MALLARD was one of a four ship order, for the Manchester Ship Canal, the type of vessel still required very much at the start of WWII, where other orders had been hastily cancelled to allow the building of warships.
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.