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TommyRob



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Two regular customers of Tyne repair yards were BP and Andrew Weir's Bank Line. Both are represented here by British Seafarer and Shirrabank 23 July 1972.
· Date: Thu, 4 December 14 · Views: 419
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Keywords: Swan Hunter Dry Docks
Source of Image, If not your own: Own Neg
Location photo was taken: Wallsend
Date photo was taken: 23 July 1972
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David Wilcockson

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Thu, 4 December 14 08:58

That has just jogged the grey cells, last time I saw the Shirrabank was 48 years ago, mid December 1966 at Calcutta, she was fairly new then & I was able to have a look round. She was bang up to date & very smart, little did we forsee the box revolution on the way only a couple of years hence!
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Waighty

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Thu, 4 December 14 09:48

Shirrabank was sister to Teviotbank which when sold, the new owners with no originality of thought whatsoever, named her Teviotban. I'm not sure what happened to Shirra after Bank Line. Remember a very cold and dull time at Mercantile Dock on Avonbank way back when - the nightshift used to clock-on and then head out to the pubs, returning around 0100 to stagger around ship for a bit then bed down in the 'tween decks until morning! Not surprising they went out of business really. We complained of course but to no avail. Then the chief steward got caught selling butter and meat to them... but that's another story.
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surveychile
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Thu, 4 December 14 10:14

Shirrabank was renamed Al Baseer the year 1981.

20 November 1984 broken up at Port Alang.

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surveychile
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Thu, 4 December 14 10:19

British Seafarer

As per http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/B-Sh...farer1951.html

Name: BRITISH SEAFARER

Type: Tanker

Launched: 08/01/1951 Completed: 04/1951

Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd Yard: Hebburn Yard Number: 703

Dimensions: 16800dwt, 11220grt, 6509nrt, 525.5 x 69.8 x 37.5ft

Engines: Oil engine, 2SA, 6cyl (670 x 2320mm), Doxford type

Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle Propulsion: 1 x Screw

Construction: Steel

Reg Number: 184410

History:

04/1951 British Tanker Co Ltd, London

06/1956 BP Tanker Co Ltd, London

26/03/1973 Broken up

Comments: 26/03/1973: Arrived at Villaneuve y Geltrue for breaking up by Hierros Ardes

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Waighty

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Sun, 7 December 14 09:09

Hello Surveychile - thanks for info re Shirrabank
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TommyRob

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Tue, 9 December 14 12:56

Thanks all for the extra information and for the interest shown in the pic.
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Orbitaman

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Tue, 9 December 14 14:22

"Shirrabank was sister to Teviotbank which when sold, the new owners with no originality of thought whatsoever, named her Teviotban."
At the time Teviotbank was sold, it was a legal requirement to physically remove the old name from the vessel, so in the case of the Teviotbank, the cunning new owners renamed her Teviotban and only had to pay for the removal of one letter and the change in port of registry - so not so daft after all?

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