THISTLEDOWNE - 1953

THISTLEDOWNE - 1953

Postby northeast » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:52 pm

1953, 5635grt
J.L.Thompson, Sunderland (675) for the Albyn Line (Allan, Black & Co.) of Sunderland
1955 PORT CURTIS on charter to Port Line 1955
1961 THISTLEDOWNE
Sold to Carlton S.S. (Chapman & Willan) and delivered at Cardiff on 18/2/1966
Resold and delivered to Indian owners on the Tyne as RATNA JYOTI on 16/5/1966
Broken up at Mazagan in January 1973
THISTLEDOWNE1953A.jpg

THISTLEDOWNE1953B.jpg

THISTLEDOWNE1953C.jpg


The Albyn Line was put into liquidation in March 1966, so ending a long tradition of deep-sea tramp ownership in Sunderland
Cheers, George
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Re: THISTLEDOWNE - 1953

Postby fitter » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:23 pm

Doxford 670LB4 engine, no 287
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Re: THISTLEDOWNE - 1953

Postby Davenz » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:11 pm

The ship in Chapman & Willan colours is the Merton, ex Thistledhu.
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Re: THISTLEDOWNE - 1953

Postby northeast » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:18 am

Oops thanks Dave, will amend her in my files and on the new Sunderland site!
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