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.
Steel single screw cargo vessel (refrigerated) built by Henry Robb Ltd of Leith for William Hollyman and Sons. Powered by an 8 cylinder 2scsa oil engine by British Polar Engines Ltd of Glasgow. 1971 After nearly 20 years on the Adelaide to Hobart run and being replaced by a RoRo she was sold to Concordia Shipping of Singapore and renamed Bonahope. 1972 Sold once again to Poriental Navigation Co S.A. of Singapore. Her history is some what cloudy after this and her registry was deleted from Lloyds in August 1981 whilst her Singapore Registry was closed in 1984 and Lloyds registry deleted 1992.
From the excellent website at http://www.flotilla-australia.com
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.