MV Nairnbank

15th March 2006, 20:44
My grandfather sailed on her during the war, round to Bombay.

His memories, via my father are this: My mother said he was away from England for a year before joining the Lylepark. I remember him talking about Bombay, South Africa, incredible heat, repairinig refrigeration equipment, flying fish, bumboats, and breaking down and falling behind the convoy frequently.

Anyone else here sail on the Nairnbank during the war?
My grandfather was William Archbold, Bill, was a 4th Engineer.

Any information and pictures about the ship would also be most welcome.

16th March 2006, 14:44
NAIRNBANK 5,156grt built 1925 by Harland & Wolff Ltd. 1953 sold to the Blythe Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., and renamed BLYTHE EXPLORER(Moller Line). Scrapped 1959.

National Maritime Museum has photo for sale. Negative No. and address to order below.

NAIRNBANK (Br) 50.1 1925 General cargo, motor Bank Line Ltd, (A Weir & Co, managers)
G3960 (5S) B Jun.-Jul. 1943? At quayside, probably at Liverpool.

Historic Photographs Section,
National Maritime Museum,
SE10 9NF
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8312 8600
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8317 0263
E-mail: [email protected]

16th March 2006, 15:06
Thanks for this.

16th March 2006, 15:13
Welcome sparksl'pool to the site enjoy it and all it has to offer.