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Old 15th June 2009, 23:40
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Cool Ex Bankline 70s Yewbank Spey and Linden Hi

Just thought I would say Hi. I am ex Bankline Navigation cadet.
Had a great time. Would love to hear from some old ship mates.
All practical work in these days. Canvas hatch covers etc.
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Old 15th June 2009, 23:49
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Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Bill.
Plenty of Bankliners knocking about the ship.
Find your way around and have a good trip.
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Old 15th June 2009, 23:53
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Thanks Man. Be great to meet some of the timers.

Joined Yewbank in Tampa USA.
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Old 16th June 2009, 03:29
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Old 26th June 2009, 23:18
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Hi Bill,
I was never a shipmate as such, but sailed on Teviot, Inver and Marabank in the mid to late sixties. I am now in NZ where I have been for 40 years. I still remember bank Line with affection, great days, hard work and as you say, canvas hatch covers, deep tanks, bilge diving etc all were part of an apprentices life.
Now an assessor for the Nz earthquake Commission, based in new Plymouth, Taranaki.
Love Edinburgh, originally from Glasgow, but spent most of my childhood in Rothesay where my folks had a hotel. Started my time with Donaldson Line of Glasgow in 1964.
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Hi Bill, I thought we were all indentured apprentices in Bank Line not Cadets.
At least that is the description on my Bank Line indentures. Wages being agreed for the next four years, 1963 the gross wage of an apprentice was 165 per year with a promise of a further 30 for satisfactory service at the end of the four years. You will also note no record of service in your discharge book all records of voyages were entered on your indentures during your apprenticeship.
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Greetings Bill and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
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Old 1st December 2011, 16:14
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Can anyone remember a Manchester guy called Paul Stephenson, who was one of the apprentices aboard Speybank in the 1966-67 period. What became of him?
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Hi Bill, I thought we were all indentured apprentices in Bank Line not Cadets.
At least that is the description on my Bank Line indentures. Wages being agreed for the next four years, 1963 the gross wage of an apprentice was 165 per year with a promise of a further 30 for satisfactory service at the end of the four years. You will also note no record of service in your discharge book all records of voyages were entered on your indentures during your apprenticeship.
John,having read your post I have just looked up my discharge book and the three ships that I was on during my 4 years apprenticeship are all fully filled out including Vgs for the three ships,they were maplebank25/8/52--26/1/54
Etivebank..23/2/54--17/3/55
Clydebank..4/4/55--6/8/56
First years wages was 5.16.8
maybe they stopped filling out discharge books later on.

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The leave was none too generous - roughly 17-month trips with 3 - 4 weeks between.
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John,having read your post I have just looked up my discharge book and the three ships that I was on during my 4 years apprenticeship are all fully filled out including Vgs for the three ships,they were maplebank25/8/52--26/1/54
Etivebank..23/2/54--17/3/55
Clydebank..4/4/55--6/8/56
First years wages was 5.16.8
maybe they stopped filling out discharge books later on.

jim
my old discharge book records me starting from Sunderland on the maiden voyage of the Yewbank but that is crossed out and Capt Mitchell has put Suva instead as I had been promoted to Act 3/O. However all the other apprenticship entries are recorded as served
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