Northbank

d.r.wing
12th June 2008, 17:06
My brother Geoff. sailed with The Bank Line,as an electrician and has asked what happened to the Northbank he thinks she sank.

Roger Jordan
12th June 2008, 19:42
The following particulars, history, and example voyages for mv NORTHBANK might be of interest. These data are compiled from Lloyd’s Register (various years), Lloyd’s Shipping Index (various issues 1958-73), and Marine Casualties 1963-1996 by Norman Hooke.

Particulars
Official Number 300175
Signal letters GVWD
Owner: Bank Line Ltd
Manager: Andrew Weir & Co Ltd, London
Built by William Doxford & Sons (Shipbuilding) Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland
Tons (as built) 6286 gross, 3507 net, 10,092 deadweight (open shelterdeck); 8504 gross, 4945 net (closed shelterdeck)
Remeasured in 1968 to 6410 gross, 3435 net, 10,200 deadweight (open); 8397 gross, 4926 net, 12,202 deadweight (closed)
Length overall 487 ft 7 in, breadth 62 ft 3 in, draught 26 ft 2.5 in (open), 29 ft 2.75 in (closed)
Fitted with Doxford diesels, 6180 bhp
Service speed 14.5 knots

History
31.1.57 launched
6.57 completed
1.73 sold Tudor Shipping Co Ltd, Limassol, Cyprus (manager Aegis Shipping Co Ltd, Athens), and renamed AEGIS LION (Cypriot flag)
2.8.73 stranded about 100 miles from Punta Arenas, in the Cabo Crosstide area, in 53 33 18S, 72 25 42W, when on voyage from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires. After the crew had abandoned ship, the wrecked vessel refloated herself, but then sank on 4.8.73 off Isla Carlos III in 53 37S 72 23W

Example voyages as NORTHBANK
28.8.58 sd Bunbury for Basrah, ar 14.9.58
30.3.59 sd Bombay for Calcutta, ar Chalna 14.4.59
25.2.60 sd Chalna for South Africa, sd Trincomali 7.3.60
31.5.61 sd Cochin for Bunbury, ar 15.4.61
25.7.62 sd Conakry for India, in 05 14N 11 51W, 26.7.62 pm
12.3.63 sd Calcutta for Freetown, sd Cape Town 7.5.63
29.8.63 sd Geelong for Rangoon, in 38 01S 135 18E, 30.8.63 am
31.1.64 sd Yokohama for Nauru, ar 8.2.64
9.10.64 sd Calcutta for Ecuador, in 19 10S 59 07E, 27.10.64 am
27.4.65 sd Hamburg for Bluff, ar Antwerp 1.5.65
27.9.65 sd Baton Rouge for Adelaide, in Panama Canal 21.10.65
30.11.65 sd Valparaiso for Galveston, sd Beaumont 27.12.65
15.2.66 Sd Portland OR for east coast India, in 26 05N 179 50E, 27.2.66 pm
21.8.66 sd Chittagong for Conakry, in 19 54S 58 33E, 12.9.66 noon
29.1.67 sd Calcutta for Houston, ar Chalna 31.1.67
8.4.67 sd Galveston for Adelaide, ar Sydney 31.5.67
3.7.68 sd Buenos Aires for Rotterdam, ar Santos 16.7.68
6.9.68 sd Vegesack for Noumea, sd Honiara 13.12.68
27.1.69 sd Chalna for west coast South America, ar Durban 27.2.69
27.10.69 sd Colombo for Mombasa, ar Calcutta 14.11.69
10.2.70 sd Houston for Dunedin, ar Veracruz 12.2.70
6.7.70 sd Chalna for Montevideo, ar 20.8.70
23.10.70 sd Hamburg for New York, in 32 13N 48 43W, 1.11.70 pm
17.2.71 sd Newcastle NSW for Beira, ar 11.3.71
28.11.71 sd Port Vila for Labasa, ar 1.12.71
27.3.72 sd Apapa for Manila, ar Singapore 15.5.72
22.10.72 sd Manila for Africa, ar Singapore 6.11.72
27.12.72 sd Cape Town for Osaka, sd Bangkok 23.2.73

ian d.cameron
12th June 2008, 20:34
Hi, there's a cople of photos in the Gallery
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/search.php?searchid=136557