Ship No 502
ARO was a Grab Dredger squeezed in between the large order from Ellerman Wilson and the Admiralty.
She was ordered from the Nigerian Ports Authority and she was one of many such vessels built in the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb shipbuilders.
The yard indeed specialized in the Work Horses of the maritime world.
ARO was 339 grt, with a length B.P. of 125 feet and a beam of 28 feet and 6 inches, with a design draught of 11 feet and 6 inches.
She was launched into the waters of the River Forth on 10th of October 1967.