Laganbank (1930) -- Peter R. Robertson (Engineer)

DMR
18th October 2005, 17:20
Hello To All from Montreal (formerly from Lenzie near Glasgow):
Just signed on and looking forward to sharing the wealth. Hoping to find a word or two about/from 'anyone' who may have sailed on the MV Laganbank in the 1930's -- lost in the Maldives in 1938 -- my father was aboard in the mid-1930's
Regards,
DMR

ruud
18th October 2005, 17:54
Ahoy DMR,

Welcome aboard this fine ship and crew, sorry I can't help you solving your query, wasn't born yet[WW II],but maybe someone can, but I've my doubts, this person should be by now 90 years of age.But you never know.

Tmac1720
18th October 2005, 18:01
Built by Harland and Wolff Belfast yard number 879 Launched 10th July 1930 delivered 11th December 1930 5582 tons for Andrew Weir & Co. Sistership Foylebank yard number 878 Launched 12th June 1930 delivered 14th November 1930.

DMR
18th October 2005, 18:13
Hello Tmac1720,
Thankyou for the timely info -- My Father's CV notes the following quotation: "M.V. Laganbank, a large Vessel of 8,000 tons propelled by twin screw, driven by two Burmeister and Wein Solid Injection Diesel Engine. For a little over two years, we traded between New York and China via the Panama and back to New York through the Suez Canal."
Thanks again,
DMR

Bruce Carson
18th October 2005, 18:33
Hello DMR:
Welcome on board. Lots of interesting postings and pictures on this site. You'll enjoy the friendly give and take.
There is a small picture of the 'Laganbank' on page 4 of the Bank Line history on the Red Duster site. It's a nice site to browse through.
http://www.red-duster.co.uk/AWEIR4.htm

Bruce C.

ruud
18th October 2005, 18:41
Ahoy,

Found a photo of her at the RED DUSTER;Andrew Weir:

http://img425.imageshack.us/img425/9260/laganbank19306tt.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Laganbank1930 5583426.857.325.8Built by Harland & Wolff Ltd., she was wrecked at Huddummati Atoll, Maldive Islands in January 1938 during a voyage from Calcutta to Rosario.

thunderd
18th October 2005, 22:47
Welcome to the site DMR, I hope you enjoy all it has to offer.

Doug Rogers
19th October 2005, 04:39
Welcome aboard DMR, enjoy and look forward to your contributions.

EIM
29th January 2009, 02:17
I believe my grandfather, Frank McChesney,was also engineer on Laganbank - I have a coloured image of a sea rescue conducted by the Laganbank on a stricken collier in the North Atlantic in 1932 - I have no other details other than he became Chief Engineer and served on many of the Bank Line ships. Does anyone have any more details?

EIM
29th January 2009, 02:26
Scan of image attached

Eric Wallace
29th January 2009, 02:39
Hey there,cant help you on the ships matter just wanted to say I came originally from Kilsyth and was an engineer for 5 years in the MN.

bert thompson
29th January 2009, 10:00
Welcome DMR to this great site
Best wishes
Bert.

andyjallan
31st January 2009, 22:02
I have a cut out from a newspaper and also the commemerative watch from the event. It is from a distant relative who was the master of the vessel, his name was T. E. Alexander. The watch has an inscription stating that it was presented by the President of the USA.

John Campbell
31st January 2009, 22:27
I believe my grandfather, Frank McChesney,was also engineer on Laganbank - I have a coloured image of a sea rescue conducted by the Laganbank on a stricken collier in the North Atlantic in 1932 - I have no other details other than he became Chief Engineer and served on many of the Bank Line ships. Does anyone have any more details?

The Chief Engineer on my first ship the SOUTHBANK in 1953 ,my first trip was a Mr McChesney - I wonder
if this would be your grandfather?
I cannot remember much about him except that he would be in his late fifties and a well liked and kind man.
JC