own collection negative - photographer unknown
Built 1960 for Albyn Line as Thistledhu,their second to last newbuilding
1957-1960 on charter to Avenue Shg , renamed Kildare during time of charter
1966 to Chapman & Willan renamed Merton
1969 Rio Doro
Chapman and Willan's MERTON. A Newcastle UK Company. Tried to find out something about this ship but no success. Did she come onto their fleet in the 60's and then for whatever reason disappear a few years later from their list?