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Leith Shipyards

A history of the Ships built at the Henry Robb Shipyard in Leith, Scotland. Also a testimony to the men who built the Ships and to all who sailed in them.
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CARANDA - Yard No 96 - Cargo Lighter - Argentine Navigation Co Ltd - Built

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Owners   Argentine Navigation Co Ltd
Registered     Keel Laid    
Type of Ship    Dumb Cargo Lighter Launched    
      Handed Over    
Ship Details          
Length Overall     Launch Details    
Length B.P.    201' 8" Weather    
Beam    36' 3" Time to Water    
Depth Moulded     11' 6"      
G.R.T.    776      
DWT    1500      
Props    N/A      
Speed    N/A      
Other known names        
Current Status        
As info CARANDA becomes available it will be updated here. 
Ships History

Same as CATALPA, Once a ship OR ANY FLOATING STRUCTURE 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 shipyard built many of these barges and a lot of them were first built at Leith all assembled and then once everything was checked and in place it would all be stripped back down with each frame and plate marked off by the Loft and then it would be ready to be shipped by sea to it's final destination and put back together again but this time insted of being bolted in place everything would be riveted.

Many of these barges can still be found as shipwrecks by divers in many exotic locations around the world.

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.


Tales from the Ship

Here you will find the stories from the men and women who sailed on the ships, what was it really like to be working on a ship in a raging sea and in the pitch dark of night, the real stories some funny some sad, some good and some bad.

Dedicated to all the brave men and women who sailed the vessels from the Leith Shipyards.

So if you know any of the men or women who may have sailed on her, then please feel free to get in touch and we shall add the story here. 

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0 #1 bram risseeuw 2012-03-10 13:52
The CARANDA was seen 10 May 2000 near Asuncion, Paraguay, laid up.
Gone from that place by Oct. 2003.
Flag Paraguay, owners FLUMAR Paraguaya.

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