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 grab dredge GANNET was another dredger built at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb, she was an order for the then called Crown Agents (A Government department that was a throw back to the "British Empire" days)
She was one of a two ship order from the Crown Agents.
Not much has been found out about this vessel as yet, she could have been for any number of projects undertaken by the Crown Agents and she could have been for work in a number of countries.
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.