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.
DARINIAN was owned by the Ellerman/Pappyanni Line one of the Ellerman Group Companies, that at one time had the largest shipping line in the world.
DARINIAN was used on the U.K. to Porto/Lisbon route trading in the supply of wines to the vast U.K. market, she was it would seems from all accounts a pretty "wet" ship, this had nothing to do with her excellent seakeeping quality but more to do with the fact that she was importing vast quantities of the local "Plonk" to London. It would seem that she was a very happy ship. Beautiful looking vessel.
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.