Castlebank

nev gray
22nd January 2010, 11:46
Searching for a photograph of the barque Castlbank,built 1894 lost with all hands 1896.
Regards
Nev Gray

McMorine
22nd January 2010, 13:24
Castlebank (1894-1896) Steel barque. Completed by Russel and Co. Port Glasgow for Andrew Weir and Co.24.09 1896 sailed from Newcastle N.S.W. bound for Valparaiso with a cargo of coal and disappeared. Courtesy of Bank Line 1885-1985 by H.S. Appleyard page 30 including photo.

nev gray
24th January 2010, 17:24
Thank you for the "info"
Best Wishes
Nev

Donald McGhee
25th January 2010, 03:56
Hi Nev,

An interesting wee snippet from the net, re the Castlebank and one of her crew.. As per attached.

Regards

Don

http://www.hull.ac.uk/mhsc/FarHorizons/Documents/MichaelKickMurphy.pdf

Charlie Stitt
25th January 2010, 11:52
Donald, that is a most interesting story about Michael Murphy and his adventures on the Thistlebank and Castlebank. Reading the content of his letters Home, brought a tear to my eye. We thought we had it tough while serving Andrew Weir.(Sad)

Johnnietwocoats
25th January 2010, 19:00
Donald, that is a most interesting story about Michael Murphy and his adventures on the Thistlebank and Castlebank. Reading the content of his letters Home, brought a tear to my eye. We thought we had it tough while serving Andrew Weir.(Sad)

Brought a tear to my eye too Charlie. The snippet mentions photos. Are there any?
John

nev gray
25th January 2010, 22:34
To all the above members thank you all for your replies, Michael[kick]Murphy
was a relative of my wife.I read with interest your remarks,maybe certain elements nowadays could do with a little taste of that work.
Best Wishes
Nev

Alan Rawlinson
26th January 2010, 08:35
The kickMurphy pdf link above, brings home the life at sea in Weir's sailing fleet in such a vivid and of course, sad way. Personal accounts like this are worth any number of photos.

I can remember visiting the Pamir in B.A. shortly before she was lost in mid Atlantic with all hands - mostly young lads, and often wonder what the end might have been like.

Donald McGhee
26th January 2010, 20:42
I guess we all thought we had it hard at times when serving our time, but my Father served his time with Nisbets of Glasgow, the Blair boats, and according to him the apprentices lived in a canvas structure behind the funnel!
Tales of being suspended on a heaving line, while at sea to get in the galley scuttle and steal more food had a ring of truth about them, but that was in 1932, so times seemed a lot tougher, God knows what it was like on sailing ships.