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 Twin Screw Hopper Dredger BHAVSINHJI was the largest vessel built at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb at the time, she was built as a pre-fabrication and erected in the dry dock which had been leased at the time as the yard had no access to water in 1922. Pretty amazing task well accomplished by the shipbuilders of Leith.
She was the first in line of many such dredgers to be built at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb with this first one going to work in India.
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.
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.