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 Dredger ARO
Another of the speciality ships that the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb became famous for building, complex one off working vessels.
This Grab Dredger was ordered by the Nigerian Ports Authority, at a busy time for work in the yard.
We done as yet have much info on her but that will change as our readers send in info, although Robb built a few ships for Nigeria such is the place that not to much information is around about these vessels and the ones that we do know about were without doubt never maintained very well.
Even the Miramar ships list has very little on the ships that go to Nigeria.
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.