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 MV AGUARAY was a twin screw motor vessel ordered by the Argentine Navigation Co and she was launched in 1928. This fine old ship spent almost 60 years in service all the time spent in South America and she was only de-listed in 1986.
She was built for service on the upper reaches of the River Plate and it's tributaries, with her light draught she was another of the "special" ships designed and launched from the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb Ltd.
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.