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m.v. Kirkham Abbey
Ships and Harbours
No: 23769   Contributor: Paul Smith   Year: 2014   Country: Denmark
m.v. Kirkham Abbey

One of the 'Butter Boats' Byland Abbey was identical
moored on berth at Copenhagen. Both vessels were Associated Humber Lines on charter to Wilson Line of Hull (Hence EWL's funnel colours. Not sure when the photo was taken but assume late 50's early 60's
Picture added on 24 April 2014 at 16:07
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Always wanted to know about this ship.I bought the ships bell in Karachi in 1984

Added by Gerald Braganza on 10 June 2015.
Have been searching for picture of MV Ariosto.research name previous was MV kirham abbey well chuffed as was crew on 14 ships and this is the final picture as not any good ounces of Ariosto.

Added by Brian Brockman on 27 February 2016.
Would like to buy photo of kirkham abbey as was crew on her when renamed MV Ariosto.

Added by Brian Brockman on 28 February 2016.
Built by Austin and Pickersgill Ltd., of Sunderland.
Entered Goole-Copenhagen service. She had a grey hull denoting refrigerated capacity.
Vessel transferred with the route to Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd.
In 1965, and again in 1967, she switched to that line's London-Aarhus-Copenhagen service.
Renamed Ariosto in February 1968.
Sold with her sister to Maldives Shipping Ltd. in October 1970, and was renamed Maldive Importer
She was broken up at Gadani Beach in 1983.[2

Added by Paul Smith on 16 June 2018.
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