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 Tanker UNO was a small River & Estuary Tanker ordered by the Union Lighterage Co Ltd for the transport of fuel oil in the difficult to get to ports that are based inland around the British Isles. She was part of a three ship order from the Union Lighterage Co Ltd.
She was launched from the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb in 1962 and up to the time of writing we don't have much information on her apart from the fact that she was re-named BLACKPOOL in 1972.
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.