Originally Posted by Mike Lindsell
In regard to the Old Timers I spent 6 months of my apprenticeship on the M.V. Clydebank (1926 vintage), and was 3rd Mate on the M.V. Irisbank (1930's vintage,) with Capt Mendus. Looking back although they may be considered as were rough times they were great times, and I have no regrets re the 9 years I was with Bank Line (1953 - 1962).
Your name and comment rang a bell although I doubt whether you will remember a little first trip Appy on the Irisbank called Alan Smaldon. Like you, I have no regrets for my time with Bank Line, (1957-1971), we enjoyed life although 2 months in Calcutta up top-end of Kidderpore Docks was almost enough to send me elsewhere.