Harland and Wolff

the yard
28th July 2005, 23:01
As part of my research into Harland and Wolff built ships would anyone have images of the following vessels : -
ship no. 683 Myrtlebank launched 1925
ship no. 679 Nairnbank launched 1925
ship no. 685 Oakbank launched 1926
ship no. 684 Olivebank launched 1925

Also, would anyone know the fate of the Leverbank, launched from the Govan yard in 1925 ?

"The Yard"

pete
29th July 2005, 09:47
My info on Levernbank Completed 23/11/25 and arrived in Hong Kong for Scrapping 8/12/58. 33 years, they don't build them like that anymore...............pete

the yard
29th July 2005, 16:01
Many thanks Pete,

Cheers

"The Yard"

Tmac1720
29th July 2005, 17:21
Dear "Yard"

I remember passing a huge archive of Govan yard photographs to the care of the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. The guy to contact there is Ken Anderson who is in charge of the photographic department. I am sure that these archives included the Bank line vessels you seek however be warned Ken is very busy and may take some time to reply to your question. If my memory is correct I think in total I provided Ken with just over 45,000 images from our complete archive. That was several years ago and as far as I know he is still trying to catalogue them!

Fairfield
29th July 2005, 22:22
Always wondered what happened to the Glasgow photos.I knew they had not remained in Glasgow.Suppose it was obvious where they did go! A good home anyway.

possum
21st September 2005, 04:52
My grandfather sailed on Olivebank some time in the late 1890's to early 1900's, but she must have been a previous ship with the same name. His Olivebank was a three masted barque, which was sold to the Erikson line at some stage and she was the first casualty of WW2, hitting a mine one her way to her home port, after the being in the Last Grain Race.

If anyone has any more information on this Olivebank, I would be very grateful.

thanks
Possum

Bruce Carson
21st September 2005, 05:51
Probably, because of her longevity, the most famous of Andrew Weir's sailing ships, the "Olivebank', a 2,824GT four masted steel barque, was built on the Clyde by the Glasgow firm of Mackie & Thompson in 1892.
A short history may be found at the following UrRL:
http://tinyurl.com/atoov
Pictures of her:
http://www.kolumbus.fi/jamikko/Purjelaivat_Olivebank.htm
http://tinyurl.com/au6qe

Bruce C.

possum
21st September 2005, 07:24
Thank you Bruce. I am researching my grandfather's history , in particular his association with the Bank Line. He sailed with them for many years until his death, he was lost overboard in Liverpool Harbour circa 1919. As far as I know it was an accident, he was preseumed to have slipped on a wet deck during a foggy night.

Many thanks
Possum

Bruce Carson
21st September 2005, 14:39
Hello Possum:
If you haven't seen it before, the Red Duster site has a history of the Bank Line through 1955, including a few lines on each of its ships.
It may not help much, but it does give you a feeling of the company and its ships.
Hope you are successful with your research.

http://www.red-duster.co.uk/AWEIR.htm

Bruce C.

Alan Rawlinson
13th December 2008, 17:24
Hallo Possum,

Somewhere I read a very interesting account of the loss of the '' OLIVEBANK '' in the North Sea. Seems the depth allowed the masts to stay clear of the water, and many of the crew were saved after clinging to the spars etc above the water line. Cheers // AL



My grandfather sailed on Olivebank some time in the late 1890's to early 1900's, but she must have been a previous ship with the same name. His Olivebank was a three masted barque, which was sold to the Erikson line at some stage and she was the first casualty of WW2, hitting a mine one her way to her home port, after the being in the Last Grain Race.

If anyone has any more information on this Olivebank, I would be very grateful.

thanks
Possum