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.
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.
Dredgers were an integral part of the operation to keep the Manchester ship Canal open and free of silt which would build up over a period of time making passage up or down the canal difficult.
The Grab Dredger was another order from the Manchester Ship Canal Co, Ltd which was a very good customer of the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb at this time.
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.