Ships Nostalgia banner
Fenbank

·
Read Only
Joined
·
0 Posts
A good class of general cargo vessel; I sailed on sister ships. Fenbank had a different type of hatch cover from the rest of the class, which I gather wasn't too good for stowage of containers. Anyone who sailed on her might be better placed to advise.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
Fenbank and her slightly smaller sister Nessbank had Macgregor rolltite hatches covers. They were ok for containers but were genreally a bad design with metal to metal and lots of synthetic black grease to help them slide on the hatch coaming runner guide.
Fenbank later became the Venetico which I loaded with rails at Teesdock in 1990. I did my first trip as third mate on Nessbank in 1978.
Bank Line carried Indian/Bangledeshi crews who had their work cut out, but there were lots of them.
PJW
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,782 Posts
On the Gowanbank the Macgregor hatches were a menace,no matter how gentle we were with the winch they snagged,then out came the big bar.How I yearned for the wooden hatchboards of my previous ship the Olivebank!
 

Media information

Category
Cargo vessels
Added by
shipmate17
Date added
View count
330
Comment count
5
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media

Top