Bank Line 1974-84

12th January 2010, 22:37
Hi All, found the SN website details on the back cover of an odd Ships Monthly which found its way to me. Only just scratched the surface but found some pictures of ships I sailed on Eng Cadet to 3/E and a couple of names I recognised.
Looking forward to spending some time looking back.

Peter Smith

Alistair Macnab
12th January 2010, 22:51
I am not one of the staff at SN who will officially welcome you, but I welcome you as a Bank Line member of SN. This is practically the 'official' Bank Line site as there are many Weir members and quite a number of regular contributors as well. You are sure to find former ship mates and have the opportunity of discussing the finer points of shipboard life, copra bugs, bulk cargo oil in deeptanks and the old perrenial: " When I was in Bank Line......" areas of fond remembrances when men were men etc.etc. Have a good time!

K urgess
12th January 2010, 23:03
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Peter, from another "when I was with Bankline...".
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.

13th January 2010, 04:02
Welcome aboard from the Philippines.

13th January 2010, 11:51
Greetings Peter and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

bert thompson
13th January 2010, 16:35
Welcome Peter and hope you enjoy all that this great site provides
Best wishes

13th January 2010, 17:49
This site has caused me to dig out my old discharge book to look up my ships and dates.

Beaverbank -22-7-76 Amsterdam to 27-10-76 Liverpool - E/Cadet
Firbank -8-11-76 Sunderland to 17-5-77 Hong Kong - E/Cadet
Moraybank -15-7-77-Liverpool to 15-8-77 Jarrow - E/Cadet
Teviotbank -17-7-78 Hong Kong to 4-1-79 Durban - 6/E
Crestbank -11-5-79 Glasgow to 7-10-79 Port Kelang -5/E
Corabank -18-1-80 Cardiff to 10-6-80 Hull -5/E
Fleetbank -28-9-80 Tampa to 1-5-81 East London -5/E
Cederbank -5-11-81 Durban to 29-4-82 Durban -3/E
Tenchbank -10-8-82 New York to 21-12-82 Baltimore -3/E
Crestbank -12-5-83 Contanta to 14-9-83 Valetta -3/E
Moraybank -13-1-84 Antwerp to 16-5-84 Rotterdam -3/E

No desire to go back today but would not have missed most of it for the world.

Peter Smith

Donald McGhee
13th January 2010, 20:46
Hi Peter,I looked at your profile and was struck by your reason for leaving! It said you left when it ceased being fun.
How true that is my friend. My days with Bank Line and indeed those spent at sea in the mid to late sixties'early seventies were indeed fun for the most part. There was also a degree of excitement and a chance to see far away places.
I can't see the fun now in being stuck aboard a box boat, with virtually only the unfastening and fastening of containers considered to be cargo discharge/loading preparation. Sure the refrigerated boxes need to be monitored, but how bloody boring is that?
I reckon we had the best of it, although it was to be the last.
Enjoy the site.

13th January 2010, 21:03

A warm welcome aboard from the Isle of Anglesey, I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy the SN experience!
You will certainly spark many happy memories when you have a chance to explore our threads and, who knows, you may even re-establish contact with old shipmates.
Good luck! (Thumb)