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Search: Posts Made By: Alan Rawlinson
Forum: Ship Research 2nd July 2020, 06:21
Replies: 65
Views: 4,617
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Bank Line Liberty ships

There were 12 and the other 4 were Marabank, Willowbank, Springbank and Titanbank. ( I am still adding the names and pictures to the site). As far as I know there were no specific conversions...
Forum: Ship Research 1st July 2020, 18:36
Replies: 65
Views: 4,617
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Bank Line Liberty's

Pictures and accounts of the 12 Liberty Ships post war that were in the Bank Line fleet can be viewed on https://banklinonline.com.
CORABANK ex SAMFLEET shown
Forum: Bank Line 15th June 2020, 06:13
Replies: 773
Views: 143,416
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
https://bankline.wordpress.com contains over 1500...

https://bankline.wordpress.com contains over 1500 pages of history, pictures, articles and more for those interested in the Bank Line. It replaces the website which used the banklineonline.com...
Forum: Bank Line 29th May 2020, 12:25
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
latest total

The Plaque appeal is reaching halfway as of 29th May
Forum: Bank Line 26th May 2020, 11:09
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Andrew Weir -Plaque Appeal

An application for a plaque commemorating Andrew Weir ( Lord Inverforth) and his many achievements is being processed. It will likely be placed near the Baltic Exchange in the City of London where...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd May 2020, 17:40
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Have a look at Bank Line in the sub categories....

Have a look at Bank Line in the sub categories. Plenty of Pacific Island entries, usually loading Copra for Europe, mainly Lever Bros at Birkenhead.
Forum: Bank Line 22nd April 2020, 08:13
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Both articles now in the shops in ' Sea Breezes'...

Both articles now in the shops in ' Sea Breezes' and ' Shipping Today and Yesterday' - (May issues). (K). Pity we are all locked in! " Man the Braces", my new book about the sailing ship era...
Forum: Bank Line 17th April 2020, 08:02
Replies: 773
Views: 143,416
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Calcutta

Up the Hooghly to Calcutta

This is not a visit to get the pulses racing, but it is memorable and unforgettable for a variety of other reasons.

Picture this: The ship slows without any...
Forum: Bank Line 14th April 2020, 20:20
Replies: 773
Views: 143,416
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Japan calls Shortly after WW2, a...

Japan calls



Shortly after WW2, a visit to Japanese ports was a fascinating and somewhat exciting time for a young seafarer. Still teeming with USA forces, the cities and ports were...
Forum: Bank Line 13th April 2020, 21:13
Replies: 773
Views: 143,416
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Memories of the 50's

South America bound….

For many regular or even casual visits to South American ports, our young seafarer would feel the pulse quicken when the itinerary was announced. The music, the mystery, the...
Forum: Bank Line 13th April 2020, 09:12
Replies: 773
Views: 143,416
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Memorable moments - Cuba visits

Cuban Idyll

A young mariner eager and curious to experience life would have unknowingly hit the jackpot when his ship arrived in Cuba, pre-Castro times. The memories would remain seared in the...
Forum: Tall ships 11th April 2020, 07:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
First thing I checked, but not there.... Will...

First thing I checked, but not there.... Will keep searching
Forum: Bank Line 10th April 2020, 07:51
Replies: 773
Views: 143,416
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
joining

Memorable moments - 1950’s

Joining a Bank Line ship as an apprentice

The magic telegram arrives and the anticipation is over. A long leave is ended and a mysterious new chapter is about to...
Forum: Tall ships 9th April 2020, 07:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Looks suspiciously like the Cornish coast! Will...

Looks suspiciously like the Cornish coast! Will check my file pics and revert
Forum: Bank Line 6th April 2020, 07:20
Replies: 773
Views: 143,416
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
There's more!

The Pacific - Heavens Above

A lasting and deeply moving feeling, if only brief, is the magic of a clear sky above a ship in the mid-Pacific ocean. Best seen on a moonless night. When conditions...
Forum: Say Hello 5th April 2020, 07:40
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Ericbank

The Liberty ship ERICBANK (ex Samveron) was purchased by the Bank line in 1947, and sold in 1959 to the Chinese, becoming the Nan Hai 146 for almost 20 years.

They were ' white crews' in the Bank...
Forum: Bank Line 4th April 2020, 07:58
Replies: 773
Views: 143,416
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Memorable moments....

1950’s - Moments at Sea


The sad farewell….

One of the common experiences of a deepsea mariner that leaves lasting memories is one of departing from a beautiful and special port call. This...
Forum: Ferries 2nd April 2020, 18:34
Replies: 63
Views: 24,410
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Forum: Ferries 2nd April 2020, 18:28
Replies: 63
Views: 24,410
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Neville Stirzaker

Jennie

A few snaps from the files....
B Wishes/Alan R

Having a few problems! Hold on
Forum: Ferries 2nd April 2020, 17:37
Replies: 63
Views: 24,410
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Hi Jennie You're in luck because I do have a...

Hi Jennie

You're in luck because I do have a few snaps - and many memories! For starters, on a cruise to Denmark and the Kiel Canal he lost his false teeth somehow but made light of it, telling...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd April 2020, 08:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
The Bank Line containers would have found a ready...

The Bank Line containers would have found a ready market for secondary use - as today.

Many shipping Lines offered ' door to door' shipments in containers without much hope of ever seeing the box...
Forum: Bank Line 10th March 2020, 21:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Plaque

Yes, the Association might be the vehicle. I would be willing to help with canvassing on banklineonline.com or the bankline nostalgia site on Facebook.

Re the location. I am not familiar...
Forum: Bank Line 10th March 2020, 13:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Hi Mike, Had a look through the site reached...

Hi Mike, Had a look through the site reached with the link you posted, and it is interesting reading indeed. One idea suggested was to circumvent the official ' Blue Plaque' body, and commission...
Forum: Bank Line 10th March 2020, 13:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,331
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
Blue Plaque decisions

Can't help feeling that the decision is a wrong one in the light of Andrew Weir's achievements. For one thing, building the largest British fleet of sailing ships on record must count for something....
Forum: Ship Research 5th March 2020, 16:34
Replies: 65
Views: 4,617
Posted By Alan Rawlinson
top steering position

Came across this pic of the KELVINBANK ( ex SAMUTA) top deck (monkey island) showing extensive awnings instead of a wooden hut.
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