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.
Another in the long line of tugs built at the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb, one of three ordered from the then Preston Dock Commission when the Port of Preston was a thriving inland port on the North West Coast of England.
A typical harbour tug design for the time, she was a familiar site moving the larger ships around in this busy harbour.
As a sister ship to the two earlier tugs also built at Henry Robb she was powered by a twin crossley diesel engine and up to the time of writing we don't have much information on her and don't know what happened to her with the demise of the docks at Preston.
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.