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.